NetScaler SD-WAN license options

There are three NetScaler SD-WAN Editions each with a different set or subset of SD-WAN features. The type of license you install determines the platform edition - Standard Edition, WANOP, and Edition appliances.


When installing and applying a license, make sure that your specific appliance supports the SD-WAN appliance edition you want to enable, and that you have the correct software version available.

NetScaler SD-WAN platform software support

The following table illustrates which NetScaler SD-WAN platforms are supported for each of the available SD-WAN software versions.

Version WAN Optimization Edition Standard Edition Enterprise Edition
Release 7.x Yes No No
Release 8.x No Yes No
Release 9.0 No Yes Yes
Release 9.1, 9.2, 9.3 Yes Yes Yes
Release 10.0 Yes Yes Yes

Earlier version of licenses, including those compatible with release 7.x, are not supported with the newer SD-WAN software release. The existing process to obtain SD-WAN licenses remains consistent with the CloudBridge 8.0.x, and 9.0.x releases. Once obtained, the licenses can be activated through the appliance’s management web interface.

To view all the appliance models supported in NetScaler SD-WAN release 10.0, see Citrix SD-WAN Data Sheet.

VPX-WANOP models allow 2, 6, 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200 Mbps bandwidth licenses. At least two 2.1 GHZ CPUs are required to support the VPX instances.

Before you can download the software, you must obtain and register a NetScaler SD-WAN software license. For instructions on obtaining an SD-WAN software license, contact Citrix Customer Support. Instructions for uploading and installing the license file on your appliances are provided in the section, Uploading and Installing the SD-WAN Software License File. Before installing the license, you must first set up the appliance hardware, and set the date and time for the appliance.

The license procedure for provisioning licensing for SD-WAN platform editions covers the following topics:

  • Supported SD-WAN license model: Local, Remote, and Centralized.
  • Remote License Server support for SD-WAN appliances.
  • Pre-requisites for using Remote License Server.

Returning and Reallocating Licenses

To return or reallocate a license, you must use the Citrix SD-WAN Licensing Portal. You also have the option to use the Licensing Portal for license allocation. For instructions, see the Knowledge Base article entitled, “My Account All Licensing Tools User Guide,” at this location: