Citrix SD-WAN VPXL-SE is an enhanced version of the SD-WAN VPX-SE platform. Depending on the RAM/CPU/Disk configuration, the VPX platform can be operated either as VPX-SE or VPXL-SE. It is available on all VPX-SE platforms including Azure and AWS.

The Citrix SD-WAN VPXL-SE platform can handle up to 128 sites when provisioned as an MCN.

Following are the configuration requirements for the VPXL-SE platform.

  • 16 GB memory and 16 CPU cores.
  • 250 GB of HDD.

Configuring Citrix SD-WAN VPXL-SE

To configure SD-WAN VPXL-SE:

  1. Import the SD-WAN VPX-SE base image (.ova or.xva template). Do not Power ON the Virtual machine.
  2. Modify the VM resources for Memory to 16 GB RAM, CPU to 16vCPUs and hard disk size to 250 GB.
  3. Add the required NIC interfaces to the VM (for LAN and WAN interfaces).
  4. Power ON the VM.
  5. Now, SD-WAN VPX-SE would operate as VPXL-SE platform model.
  6. In case the VM is already Powered ON, before modifying the VM resources, you need to perform Reimage Virtual WAN Appliance Software under Configuration > System Maintenance Update Software, and use the cb-vw_CBVPXL_version.tar.gz image file.


Ensure to uncheck options that mention to Power on the Virtual machine, after VM provisioning/import process is complete.

How to upgrade VPX-SE to VPXL-SE

To upgrade VPX-SE to VPXL-SE:

  1. The VPX-SE should have been installed with SD-WAN base release version of 9.3.0 or higher.
  2. Backup and save your existing configuration, if the VPX-SE you are upgrading is an MCN.


A VPX-SE appliance provisioned with an SD-WAN release version 9.2 image cannot be upgraded to a VPXL-SE appliance.

You want to use VPXL-SE platform, upgrade SD-WAN release version 9.2. to 9.3 using the change management procedure in SD-WAN web GUI.

For more information, see upgrading to SD-WAN 9.3.

Deploying VPXL-SE in Microsoft Azure and AWS

The steps to configure and deploy VPXL-SE in Microsoft Azure are similar to the steps to deploy the VPX-SE appliance in Azure. The only difference in the configuration steps is to choose hard disk space as 250 GB and instance as F8 for the VPXL-SE appliance to be successfully deployed in Azure.

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Similarly, the steps to configure and deploy VPXL-SE in AWS is similar to the steps for deploying VPX-SE appliance in AWS with the only difference of selecting disk size of 40 GB and instance of m4.4x large.

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