Connecting the Cables
When the appliance is securely mounted on the rack, determine which ports you should use. You are then ready to connect the cables. Ethernet cables and the optional console cable are connected first. Connect the power cable last.
Remove all jewelry and other metal objects that might come in contact with power sources or wires before installing or repairing the appliance. When you touch both a live power source or wire and ground, any metal objects can heat up rapidly, and may cause burns, set clothing on fire, or fuse the metal object to an exposed terminal.
Connecting the Console Cable
You can use the console cable to connect your appliance to a computer or terminal, from which you can configure the appliance. Before connecting the console cable, configure the computer or terminal to support VT100 terminal emulation, 9600 baud, 8 data bits, 1 stop bit, parity, and flow control set to NONE. Then connect one end of the console cable to the RS232 serial port on the appliance and the other end to the computer or terminal.
To connect the console cable to a computer or terminal
- Insert the DB-9 connector at the end of the cable into the console port.
- Insert the RJ-45 connector at the other end of the cable into the serial port of the computer or terminal.
To use a cable with an RJ-45 converter, insert the optional converter provided into the console port and attach the cable to it.
Connecting multiple network ports to the same switch or VLAN can result in a network loop.
Connecting the Ethernet Cables
Ethernet cables connect your appliance to the network. The type of cable you need depends on the type of port used to connect to the network. Use a category 5e or category 6 Ethernet cable with a standard RJ-45 connector on a 10/100/1000BASE-T port.
To connect an Ethernet cable to a 10/100/1000BASE-T port:
- Insert the RJ-45 connector on one end of your Ethernet cable into an appropriate port of the appliance.
- Insert the RJ-45 connector on the other end into the target device, such as a router or switch.
- Verify that the LED glows amber when the connection is established.
Connecting the Power Cable
A SD-WAN appliance has one power supply, unless you have installed a second. A separate ground cable is not required, because the three-prong plug provides grounding. Provide power to the appliance by installing the power cord.
The SD-WAN 4100/5100 SE appliances have two power supplies, with one serving as a backup. A separate ground cable is not required, because the three-prong plug provides grounding. Power up the appliance by installing one or both power cords.
To connect the appliance to the power source
Connect the power cable to one of the inlet receptacles on the back of the appliance, and connect the other end of the power cable to a power outlet on the back panel of the appliance, next to the power supply.
The Citrix logo and the LCD on the front of the SD-WAN illuminate after the appliance starts, and the LCD indicates the operational status of the appliance.
To connect the appliance to the power source
- Connect one end of the power cable to the power outlet on the back panel of the appliance, next to the power supply, as shown in the following figure. Figure 3. Inserting a power cable
- Connect the other end of the power cable to a standard 110V/220V power outlet.
- Repeat steps 1 and 2 to connect the second power supply.
The appliance emits a high-pitched alert if one power supply fails or if you connect only one power cable to the appliance. To silence the alarm, you can press the small red button located on the back panel of the appliance.
A typical installation using a single accelerated-bridge uses three Ethernet ports (the Primary port and apA).
The appliance has two motherboard ports. The Primary port is used for initial configuration.
On a SD-WAN 410-SE appliance, ports 1/1 and 1/2 are the accelerated pair A (apA) bridge ports, ports 1/3 and 1/4 are the apB ports, and ports 1/5 and 1/6 are the apC bridge ports.
On a SD-WAN 1000-SE and 2000-SE appliance:
- The motherboard ports are labeled as MGMT (management) and AUX1 (auxiliary) ports in SD-WAN 1000-SE appliance and PRI (primary) and AUX (auxiliary) in SD-WAN 2000-SE appliance. You use MGMT port of the SD-WAN 1000-SE appliance and PRI port of the SD-WAN 2000-SE appliance for initial configuration.
- Accelerated bridge ports are apA and apB are available on the back panel of SD-WAN 1000-SE appliance and the front panel of SD-WAN 2000-SE appliance. On 1000-SE appliance, these ports are labeled as LAN1 and WAN1, and LAN2 and WAN2, respectively. However, on 2000-SE appliance, these ports are labeled as 1/1 and 1/2, and 1/3 and 1/4, respectively.