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Install and configure Citrix SD-WAN Center on Microsoft Azure

Before installing the Citrix SD-WAN Center virtual machine (VM) on the Microsoft Azure, gather the necessary information as described in System requirements and installation.

Ensure that you have access to Microsoft Azure.

To  deploy Citrix SD-WAN Center VM on Microsoft Azure:

  1. In Microsoft Azure, navigate to Storage accounts and click +Add.

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  2. Enter a name for the storage account, select a resource group, and click Create.


    A resource group is a container that holds related resources for an Azure solution. The resource group can include all the resources for the solution, or only those resources that you want to manage as a group. You can decide how you want to allocate resources to resource groups based on your deployment.

  3. Once the storage account is created, within the storage account click Blobs service.  

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  4. In the Blob service page, click + Container. Enter a name for the new container and click OK.

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  5. Open the container and click Upload. Browse and select the SD-WAN Center VHD file for Azure that you downloaded and click Upload.

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    It would take around 3–5 minutes for the upload process.

  6. Navigate to Network Interfaces and click +Add. Create a network interface with a dynamic private IP address and the same resource group as the storage account.

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  7. Navigate to the newly created Network interface, click IP Config, and click Public IP Address.

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  8. Enable Public IP Address and create a new static public IP Address and save it. Use this public IP address to access Citrix SD-WAN Center from anywhere on the internet.

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  9. From the PowerShell console, log in to your Azure account using the following command.

    $AzureAccount = Login-AzureRMAccount

  10.  Execute the following commands in PowerShell. Enter the values for the parameters as per your configuration.

    $virtualNetworkName = “resource1-vnet”

    $locationName = “Location Name

    $virtualNetwork = Get-AzureRmVirtualNetwork -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName –Name $virtualNetworkName

    $NIC1= Get-AzureRmNetworkInterface -Name “Network Interface Name” -ResourceGroupName “Resource Group Name

    $VMName=”SD-WAN Center VM Name

    $vmConfig = New-AzureRmVMConfig -VMName $VMName -VMSize “Standard_D3_v2”


    $destinationVhd =” Link to destination VHD

    $vmConfig = Set-AzureRmVMOSDisk -VM $vmConfig -Name $DiskName -VhdUri

    $destinationVhd -CreateOption Attach –Linux

    $vmConfig = Add-AzureRmVMNetworkInterface -VM $vmConfig -Id $NIC1.Id -Primary


    To view the destination VHD link, navigate to Storage account > Blobs > Container > SD-WAN VHD > Overview > URL.

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  11. Enter the following command to create and boot the SD-WAN Device using the above VM Configuration.

    $vm = New-AzureRmVM -VM $vmConfig -Location $locationName -ResourceGroupName $resourceGroupName

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  12. In Azure, navigate to Virtual machines > SD-WAN Center VM  > Overview and copy the Public IP address.

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    Use this public IP address to access the SD-WAN Center web interface.


Install and configure Citrix SD-WAN Center on Microsoft Azure

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