System requirements and installation

Before you install SD-WAN Orchestrator for On-premises on a Virtual Machine (VM), ensure that you must understand the hardware and software requirements and have met the prerequisites.

Note

The system requirements are common for both single-region network and multi-region network.

Hardware requirements

SD-WAN Orchestrator for On-premises has the following hardware requirements.

Processor

  • 8 Core, 3 GHz (or equivalent) processor or better for a server managing up to 128 sites.

Memory

  • A minimum of 16 GB of RAM is recommended that manages up to 128 Sites.

Disk space requirements

For 128 sites with 2 WAN links per site, 300 GB of storage is required for SD-WAN Orchestrator for On-premises to store data of 1 month.

Software

SD-WAN Orchestrator for On-premises VPX can be configured on the following platforms:

Hypervisor

  • VMware ESXi server, version 6.5.
  • Citrix XenServer 6.5 or higher.

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SD-WAN Orchestrator for On-premises Web Interface is supported on the following browsers:

  • Google Chrome 40.0+
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11+
  • Mozilla Firefox 41.0+

Prerequisites

Following are the prerequisites for installing and deploying SD-WAN Orchestrator for On-premises:

  • The SD-WAN Master Control Node (MCN) and existing client nodes must be upgraded to the latest Citrix SD-WAN software version.
  • It is recommended to have a DHCP server available and configured in the SD-WAN network.
  • You must have the SD-WAN Orchestrator for On-premises installation files.

Note

You cannot customize or install any third party software on SD-WAN Orchestrator for On-premises. However, you can modify the vCPU, memory, and storage settings.

Download SD-WAN Orchestrator for On-premises software

Download the SD-WAN Orchestrator for On-premises Management Console software installation files, for the required release and platform, from the Downloads page.

SD-WAN Orchestrator for On-premises installation files use the following naming convention:

  • ctx-sdw-onprem-build.extension
  • ctx-onprem-build.extension
  • ctx-onprem-build.extension
Platform File extension
Citrix XenServer .xva
VMware ESXi -vmware.ova

Installation and configuration checklist

This section provides a checklist of the information you need to complete your SD-WAN Orchestrator for On-premises installation and deployment.

Gather or determine the following information:

  • The IP address of the ESXi server and XenServer that hosts the SD-WAN Orchestrator for On-premises Virtual Machine (VM).
  • A unique name to assign to the SD-WAN Orchestrator for On-premises VM.
  • The amount of memory to allocate for the SD-WAN Orchestrator for On-premises VM.
  • The amount of disk capacity to allocate for the virtual disk for the VM.
  • The Gateway IP Address the SD-WAN Orchestrator for On-premises use to communicate with external networks.
  • The subnet mask for the network in which the SD-WAN Orchestrator for On-premises VM is installed.
System requirements and installation