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, ensure 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.

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

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.

To view all the appliance models supported in NetScaler SD-WAN 9.3 release, see Citrix SD-WAN Data Sheet.

VPX 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 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 set up 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. Another option is 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: