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Differences Between a VPX-SE and a WANOP VPX Installation

Aug 09, 2017

This section outlines the essential differences between installing a SD-WAN VPX (VPX-SE) for deployment in your SD-WAN network, as compared to a SD-WAN VPX for WAN Optimization.

The primary differences when installing and configuring a SD-WAN VPX-SE virtual appliance from SD-WAN WANOP VPX, are as follows:

Note

Remote licenses are supported for SD-WAN VPX-SE.

          -  To install SD-WAN VPX-SE on XenServer, download this file:

               cb-vw-vpx-<version>.xva

          -  To install SD-WAN VPX-SE on VMware ESXi Server, download this file:

               cb-vw-vpx-<version>_vmware.ova

               Where <version> is the current SD-WAN version number.

Note

For additional information on licensing and downloading SD-WAN software, see the sections,  Licensing and Acquiring the SD-WAN Software Packages.

  • SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance supports the following server platforms:

         -  XenServer Hypervisor 6.5 SP1

         -  VMware Hypervisor ESXi server, version 5.5.0 or higher

  • SD-WAN VPX-SE supports both Inline and PBR deployments; however, WCCP deployments are not supported for VPX-SE.

  • The Virtual Machine for the SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance must be installed manually, on either the XenServer or VMware ESXi Server platform. Currently, there is no installation wizard for this procedure.

  • The minimum configuration requirements for the Virtual Machine are as follows:

         -  Virtual CPUs: 4

         -  Memory: 4GB RAM

         -  Virtual Datastore: 40 GB disk

         -  Management Interface: 1 (default)

  • SD-WAN VPX-SE interface specifications are as follows:

         -  SD-WAN VPX-SE supports a maximum number of five interfaces.

         -  The first interface is reserved for use as the Management IP Address for the Virtual Appliance.

         -  Before powering up the new VM for the SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance, you must configure and assign additional interfaces (one each) for the LAN and WAN.

         -  For VPX-SE, bridges are not created by default for the data interface (for example, eth1 and eth2).

  • If you are not using DHCP, you must configure a static Management IP Address for the SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance.

Note

DHCP is enabled by default for the SD-WAN VPX-SE Management IP Address.

To configure a static Management IP Address for a SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance, do the following:

     1.  Open the vSphere Client or XenServer Client where you created the SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Machine (VM).

     2.  Open the vSphere or XenServer Console for the new SD-WAN VPX-SE, and log into the Administrator account for the VM.

          -  Default Administrator user name: admin

          -  Default Administrator password: password

     3.  Enter the following command lines at the console CLI prompt:

          management_ip

          set_management_ip set interface <ip> <subnetmask> <gateway>

          Where:

          <ip> is the Management IP Address for the SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance.

          <subnetmask> is the subnet mask used to define the network in which the SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance resides.

          <gateway> is the Gateway IP Address of the SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance will use to communicate with external networks.

     4.  Restart the SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance VM.

Note

See also the section, Setting the Management IP Addresses for the Appliances.