Product Documentation


Jan 04, 2018

NetScaler SD-WAN License Options

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



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

NetScaler SD-WAN Platform Software Support

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


WAN Optimization Edition

Standard Edition

Enterprise Edition

Release .7.X


Release .8.X


Release .9.0



Release 9.1 Yes  Yes Yes
Release 9.2 Yes Yes Yes

Release 9.3
Yes  Yes  Yes 

NetScaler SD-WAN 9.3 introduced a new set of licenses specific to the SD-WAN solution. Earlier version of licenses, including those compatible with release 7.x, are not supported with the NetScaler SD-WAN release. The existing process to obtain NetScaler 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.

The following table lists all the appliance models supported in NetScaler SD-WAN 9.3 release:

Platform Edition

License Model

Standard Edition VPX

VPX-020-SE, 050-SE, 100-SE, 200-SE, 500-SE, 1000-SE 

Standard Edition 410

410-020-SE, 410-050-SE, 410-100-SE, 410-150-SE

Standard Edition 1000

1000-020-SE, 1000-050-SE, 1000-100-SE

Standard Edition 2000

2000-100-SE, 2000-200-SE, 2000-300-SE 

Standard Edition 2100

2100-200-SE, 2100-300-SE, 2100-500-SE, 2100-1000-SE, 2100-1500-SE 

Standard Edition 4100

4100-1000-SE, 4100-2000-SE, 4100-3000-SE

Standard Edition 5100

5100-1000-SE, 5100-2000-SE, 5100-3000-SE, 5100-4000-SE, 5100-5000-SE


VPX-2, 6, 10, 20, 50, 100, 200

WANOP Edition 800

800-002, 800-006, 800-010

WANOP Edition 1000 Windows Server 

1000WS-006, 1000WS-010, 1000WS-020

WANOP Edition 1000

1000-006, 1000-010, 1000-020

WANOP Edition 2000

2000-010, 2000-020, 2000-050

WANOP Edition 3000

3000-050, 3000-100, 3000-155

WANOP Edition 4000

4000-310, 4000-500, 4000-1000

WANOP Edition 4100  

4100-310-WANOP, 4100-500-WANOP, 4100-1000-WANOP

WANOP Edition 5000

5000-1500, 5000-2000

WANOP Edition 5100 

5100-1500-WANOP, 5100-2000-WANOP

Enterprise Edition 1000

1000-010-EE, 1000-020-EE, 1000-050-EE, 1000-100-EE

Enterprise Edition 2000

2000-100-EE, 2000-200-EE, 2000-250-EE

Standard Edition 210

210-SE-020, 210-SE-050 

VPX models allow 2, 6, 10, 20, 50, 100, and 200 Mbps bandwidth licenses. At least two 2.1 GHZ CPUs are required in order 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 a NetScaler SD-WAN software license,  contact Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN 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. However, before installing the license, you must first setup the appliance hardware, and set the date and time for the appliance.

Returning and Reallocating Licenses

To return or reallocate a license, you must use the Citrix NetScaler 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: