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Connecting the client appliances to your network

For an initial deployment, or if you are adding client nodes to an existing SD-WAN, the next step is for the branch site administrators to connect the client appliances to the network at their respective branch sites. This is in preparation for uploading and activating the appropriate SD-WAN appliance packages to the clients. Connect each branch site administrator to initiate and coordinate these procedures.

To connect the site appliances to the SD-WAN, site administrators should do the following:

  1. If you have not already done so, set up the client appliances.

    For each appliance you want to add to your SD-WAN, do the following:

    1. Set up the SD-WAN appliance hardware and any SD-WAN VPX virtual appliances (SD-WAN VPX-SE) you are deploying.
    2. Set the Management IP Address for the appliance and verify the connection.
    3. Set the date and time on the appliance. Set the console session timeout threshold to a high or the maximum value.
    4. Upload and install the software license file on the appliance.
  2. Connect the appliance to the branch site LAN. Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to a port configured for LAN on the SD-WAN appliance. Then connect other end of the cable to the LAN switch.

  3. Connect the appliance to the WAN. Connect one end of an Ethernet cable to a port configured for WAN on the SD-WAN appliance. Then connect the other end of the cable to the WAN router.

The next step is for the branch site administrators to install and activate the appropriate SD-WAN appliance package on their respective clients.

Connecting the client appliances to your network

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