Installing SD-WAN VPX on Microsoft Server 2008 R2
Performing the installation procedures
After you have enabled the Hyper-V role on Microsoft Server 2008 R2 and extracted the VPX files, you can use Hyper-V Manager to install SD-WAN VPX. After you import the virtual machine, you must configure the virtual NICs by associating them with the virtual networks created by Hyper-V.
Note: You cannot change any settings while the virtual appliance is running. Shut down the virtual appliance and then make changes.
To install SD-WAN VPX on Microsoft Server 2008 R2 by using Hyper-V Manager
- Unzip the SD-WAN distribution that you downloaded from My Citrix.
- Start Hyper-V Manager.
- In the navigation pane, under Hyper-V Manager, select the server on which you want to install SD-WAN VPX.
- On the Actions menu, click Virtual Switch Manager.
- In the Import Virtual Machine dialog box, in Location, specify the path to the folder that contains the Branch VPX SD-WAN files.
Note: If you received a compressed file, make sure that you extract the files into a folder before you specify the path to the folder.
- Click Import.
- Verify that the virtual appliance that you imported is listed under Virtual Machines.
- Right-click the imported virtual machine, and then click Settings.
- In the Settings window’s navigation pane, under Hardware, select the first network adapter in the list.
- In the Network drop-down menu, select apA Network 1. This is the LAN interface for apA1.
- Make sure the Enable spoofing of the MAC addresses box is selected. If it is not, select it and apply the changes.
- In the Settings window’s navigation pane, under Hardware, select the second network adapter in the list. Repeat the step 10 and step 11, and assign the adapter to apA Network 2. This is the WAN interface for apA2. Important: Do not configure the same Network for both the network adapters. Incorrect configuration creates packet loops, which can bring down the network.
- Optionally, change the virtual hard disk size:
- In the Settings window navigation pane, under IDE Controller 0, select Hard Drive.
- Click Edit.
- Follow the steps in the Edit Virtual Hard Disk Wizard to increase the allocation to one of the supported sizes, using the Expand option in the wizard.
- Optionally, change the memory size.
- In the Settings window’s navigation pane, under Hardware, select Memory.
- Allocate the RAM space by adjusting the memory to one of the supported sizes.
- Click OK.
- Optionally, define the management port.
- Right-click the virtual machine, and then click Settings.
- In the Settings window navigation pane, under Hardware, select Add Hardware.
- Select Network Adapter from the list of devices, and then click Add.
- Name the new virtual network as Primary Network 3.
- Make sure the Enable spoofing of MAC addresses check box is selected.
- Click OK to apply the changes.
- Right-click the Branch Repeater VPX virtual machine and select Connect.
In the file menu, click Action, and then click Start to start the virtual machine.
- When an SD-WAN VPX virtual machine is started for the first time, it automatically starts the Deployment Wizard. This wizard asks questions about the deployment mode: Inline, WCCP, or PBR (virtual inline), or Setup Using Web UI. Select Setup Using Web UI. On the next screen, enter the IP, netmask, and gateway for the apA interface, and click Finish.
- After SD-WAN VPX has restarted, log on to the browser based UI ((user name: admin, password: password) at the IP address that you assigned to apA, for example:
For more configuration instructions, see the documentation for physical SD-WAN and SD-WAN appliances.
Upgrading to a previous release
The software upgrade mechanism built into physical SD-WAN appliances is also supported by SD-WAN VPX. Alternatively, you can install a new virtual machine running the desired release.