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Citrix SD-WAN VPX-SE Versus VPX-WANOP

This section outlines the essential differences between installing a SD-WAN VPX (VPX-SE) for deployment in your SD-WAN network, as compared to a SD-WAN VPX for WAN Optimization.

The primary differences when installing and configuring a SD-WAN VPX-SE virtual appliance from SD-WAN WANOP VPX, are as follows:

Note

Remote licenses are supported for SD-WAN VPX-SE.

  • To install SD-WAN VPX-SE on XenServer, download this file: * cb-vw-vpx-\<version\>.xva*
  • To install SD-WAN VPX-SE on VMware ESXi Server, download this file: * cb-vw-vpx-\<version\>\_vmware.ova*

Where <version> is the current SD-WAN version number.

Note

For additional information on licensing and downloading SD-WAN software, see the sections,  Licensing and Acquiring the SD-WAN Software Packages.

  • SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance supports the following server platforms:
    • XenServer Hypervisor 6.5 SP1
    • VMware Hypervisor ESXi server, version 5.5.0 or higher
  • SD-WAN VPX-SE supports both Inline and PBR deployments; however, WCCP deployments are not supported for VPX-SE.
  • The Virtual Machine for the SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance must be installed manually, on either the XenServer or VMware ESXi Server platform. Currently, there is no installation wizard for this procedure.
  • The minimum configuration requirements for the Virtual Machine are as follows:
    • Virtual CPUs: 4
    • Memory: 4GB RAM
    • Virtual Datastore: 40 GB disk
    • Management Interface: 1 (default)
  • SD-WAN VPX-SE interface specifications are as follows:
    • SD-WAN VPX-SE supports a maximum number of five interfaces.
    • The first interface is reserved for use as the Management IP Address for the Virtual Appliance.
    • Before powering up the new VM for the SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance, you must configure and assign additional interfaces (one each) for the LAN and WAN.
    • For VPX-SE, bridges are not created by default for the data interface (for example, eth1 and eth2).
  • If you are not using DHCP, you must configure a static Management IP Address for the SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance.

Note

DHCP is enabled by default for the SD-WAN VPX-SE Management IP Address.

To configure a static Management IP Address for a SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance, do the following:

  1. Open the vSphere Client or XenServer Client where you created the SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Machine (VM).
  2. Open the vSphere or XenServer Console for the new SD-WAN VPX-SE, and log into the Administrator account for the VM.
    • Default Administrator user name: admin
    • Default Administrator password: password
  3. Enter the following command lines at the console CLI prompt: pre codeblock management_ip set_management_ip set interface <ip> <subnetmask> <gateway> Where: - <ip> is the Management IP Address for the SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance.* - <subnetmask>* is the subnet mask used to define the network in which the SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance resides. - <gateway>* is the Gateway IP Address of the SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance will use to communicate with external networks.
  4. Restart the SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance VM.

Note

See also the section, Setting the Management IP Addresses for the Appliances.

Citrix SD-WAN VPX-SE Versus VPX-WANOP

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