Product Documentation

Setting up the SD-WAN Appliances

Aug 09, 2017

These procedures must be completed for each appliance you want to add to your SD-WAN. Consequently, this process will require some coordination with your Site Administrators across your network, to ensure the appliances are prepared and ready to deploy at the proper time. However, once the Master Control Node (MCN) is configured and deployed, you can add client appliances (client nodes) to your SD-WAN at any time.

For each appliance you want to add to your Virtual WAN, you will need to do the following.

  1. Set up the SD-WAN Appliance hardware and any SD-WAN VPX Virtual Appliances (SD-WAN VPX-VW) you will be deploying.

  2. Set the Management IP Address for the appliance and verify the connection.

  3. Set the date and time on the appliance.

  4. Set the console session Timeout threshold to a high or the maximum value.

Warning

If your console session times out or you log out of the Management Web Interface before saving your configuration, any unsaved configuration changes will be lost. You must then log back into the system, and repeat the configuration procedure from the beginning. For that reason, it is strongly recommended that you set the console session Timeout interval to a high value when creating or modifying a configuration package, or performing other complex tasks.

     5.  Upload and install the software license file on the appliance.

For instructions on installing a SD-WAN Virtual Appliance (SD-WAN VPX), see the following sections: