Product Documentation

Before You Begin

Oct 11, 2017

Before you install NetScaler SD-WAN Center on a VM, make sure that you must understand the hardware and software requirements and have met the prerequisites.

Hardware Requirements

NetScaler SD-WAN Center has the following hardware requirements.

Processor

  • 4 Core, 3 GHz (or equivalent) processor or better for a server managing up to 64 sites.
  • 8 Core, 3 GHz (or equivalent) processor or better for a server managing up to 128 sites.
  • 16 Core, 3 GHz (or equivalent) processor or better for a server managing up to 256 sites.

Memory

  • A minimum of 8GB of RAM is strongly recommended for a VM managing up to 64 sites.
  • A minimum of 16GB of RAM is strongly recommended for a VM managing up to 128 sites.
  • A minimum of 32GB of RAM is strongly recommended for a VM managing up to 256 sites.

Disk Space Requirements

The following table provides some guidelines for determining the disk space requirements for NetScaler SD-WAN Center data storage.

NETSCALER SD-WAN CENTER DATA STORAGE
ESTIMATED DISK SPACE REQUIREMENTS

# Client Sites

 

Average #

WAN Links per Site

Average # Intranet/Internet

Services per Site

Average # Conduits

per Site

Database Size (TB)

for 1 Year

32

2

2

2

1.2T

32

4

4

4

1.8T

32

8

8

8

5.3T

64

2

2

2

1.5T

64

4

4

4

2.6T

64

8

8

8

9.6T

96

2

2

2

1.8T

96

4

4

4

3.3T

96

8

8

8

14.0T

128

2

2

2

2.0T

128

4

4

4

4.1T

128

8

8

8

18.0T

192

2

2

2

2.6T

192

4

4

4

5.6T

192

8

8

8

27.0T

256

2

2

2

3.0T

256

4

4

4

7.2T

256

8

8

8

35.0T

Network Bandwidth

The following table provides some guidelines for determining network bandwidth requirements for the NetScaler SD-WAN Center VM.

NETSCALER SD-WAN CENTER DATA STORAGE
ESTIMATED NETWORK BANDWIDTH REQUIREMENTS

# Client

Sites

 

Average #

WAN Links

 

Average #

Conduits per Site

Total VWAN

Data per 5-min Poll (MB)

Bandwidth Rate to Configure per 5-min Poll (Kbps) 

32

2

2

1.2

Default 1000

32

4

4

3.6

Default 1000

32

8

8

20.0

Default 1000

64

2

2

2.3

Default 1000

64

4

4

7.2

Default 1000

64

8

8

40.0

2000

96

2

2

3.5

Default 1000

96

4

4

10.8

Default 1000

96

8

8

60.0

3000

128

2

2

4.6

Default 1000

128

4

4

14.4

Default 1000

128

8

8

80.0

4000

192

2

2

6.9

Default 1000

192

4

4

21.6

2000

192

8

8

120.0

6000

256

2

2

9.2

Default 1000

256

4

4

28.8

2000

256

8

8

160

10000

Software

NetScaler SD-WAN Center can be configured on the following hypervisors –

  • VMware ESXi server, version 5.5.0 or higher.
  • Citrix XenServer 6.5 or higher

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The NetScaler SD-WAN Center Web Interface supports the following browsers:

  • Google Chrome 40.0+
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0.9600+
  • Mozilla Firefox 41.0+

Prerequisites

Following are the prerequisites for installing and deploying NetScaler SD-WAN Center:

  • The SD-WAN Master Control Node (MCN) and existing client nodes must be upgraded to the latest NetScaler SD-WAN software version.
  • The DHCP server must be present and configured in the SD-WAN.
  • You must have the NetScaler SD-WAN Center installation files. For instructions for downloading these files, see Downloading the SD-WAN Center installation files

Note

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