To install Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN virtual appliances on Citrix XenServer, you must first install XenServer on a machine with adequate system resources. To perform the SD-WAN VPX installation, you use Citrix XenCenter, which must be installed on a remote machine that can connect to the XenServer host through the network.
Before you begin installing a virtual appliance, do the following:
- Install a supported version of XenServer® on hardware that meets the minimum requirements. See the SD-WAN release notes for the supported versions of XenServer.
- Install XenCenter® on a management workstation that meets the minimum system requirements.
- Obtain VPX license files.
With the prerequisites met, you are ready to import the virtual appliances and configure them.
5. In the navigation pane, click the name of the XenServer server on which you want to install SD-WAN VPX-SE.
6. Right-click the XenServer to import the VM and click Import.
7. In the Import dialog box, in Import file, browse to the location at which you saved the SD-WAN VPX-SE .xva image file. Make sure that the Exported VM option is selected, and then click Next.
8. Select the XenServer server on which you want to install the virtual appliance, and then click Next.
9. Select the local storage repository in which to store the virtual appliance, and then click Import to begin the import process.
10. Add, modify, or delete virtual network interfaces as required. Attach virtual network interfaces, interface 0 and interface 1 to the two different virtual adapters (called Networks on this screen). These two interfaces are used as the accelerated bridge of the virtual appliance. If virtual network interface interface 2 exists, it can be assigned as well, and used as a management interface (equivalent to the Primary port). When finished, click Next.
11. Click the Start VM after Import check box.
12. Click Finish to complete the import process. The newly created virtual machine appears under the server list in the XenCenter interface.