Install the Hardware

After you have determined that the location where you will install your appliance meets the environmental standards and the server rack is in place according to the instructions, you are ready to install the hardware. After you mount the appliance, you are ready to connect it to the network, to a power source, and to the console terminal that you will use for initial configuration. To complete the installation, you turn on the appliance. Be sure to observe the cautions and warnings listed with the installation instructions.

Within a given series, all models use the same hardware, and the different WAN speed ratings are obtained through different licensing options. For example, both SD-WAN 400 models (the 400-002 and 400-006) use the same hardware, and a given appliance can be licensed either as a 2 Mbps appliance or a 6 Mbps appliance, but a SD-WAN 400 can not be upgraded to a SD-WAN 800, 1000, 2000, or 3000. The same is true of the other series.

The licensed bandwidth applies only to the sending direction, so a SD-WAN 400-002, rated at 2 Mbps in the sending direction, is appropriate for an ADSL link with a 12 Mbps/2 Mbps download/upload bandwidth.

On SD-WAN 1000 appliance with Windows Server, this port is labeled as MGMT (management) port and on SD-WAN 2000 appliance with Windows Server, the port is labeled as PRI (primary) port. To complete the installation, you switch on the appliance. Be sure to observe the cautions and warnings listed with the installation instructions.

In addition to differences in WAN bandwidth capabilities, the different series vary in CPU power, installed RAM, and installed disk capacity.

All models use solid-state drives instead of conventional hard drives for increased speed and reliability.

Install the Hardware