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NetScaler SD-WAN VPX-SE Installation Requirements and Prerequisites

Aug 09, 2017

This section outlines the hardware and software requirements for NetScaler SD-WAN Virtual Appliance (SD-WAN VPX-SE), and defines the platform dependencies.

Hardware Requirements

The SD-WAN VPX-SE hardware requirements for the hosting platform are as follows:

  • Processor requirements: 4 Core, 2.7 GHz (or equivalent) processor or better.

  • Disk space requirements: 40 GB of disk space

Software Requirements

This section outlines the software requirements for the SD-WAN VPX-SE, and basic information on acquiring and downloading the SD-WAN VPX-SE software.

Operating System Requirements

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
  • Microsoft Azure
  • Amazon AWS
  • Linux-KVM  

Browser Requirements

Browsers must have cookies enabled, and JavaScript installed and enabled.

The SD-WAN VPX-SE Management Web Interface supports the following browsers:

  • Google Chrome 49.0.2623112 m+

  • Mozilla Firefox 43.0.4+

  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18163+

NetScaler SD-WAN VPX-VW Configuration Requirements

Before you can install and deploy a SD-WAN VPX-SE 9.3 as a client appliance, the SD-WAN Master Control Node (MCN) and existing client nodes must be upgraded to Virtual WAN version 8.1 or above. For information on updating and upgrading your CloudBridge (SD-WAN) deployment, please refer to the Citrix CloudBridge 9.0.0 Release Notes, available on the Citrix Documentation Portal (http://docs.citrix.com/).

The following section provides instructions for downloading the SD-WAN VPX-SE installation files.

Downloading the SD-WAN VPX-VW Installation Files

Before beginning the installation, you must download or copy the SD-WAN VPX-SE OVF template (.ova file) to the local PC you will be using to connect to the ESXi server that will host your SD-WAN VPX-SE.

Note

Remote licenses are supported for SD-WAN VPX-VW. For additional information on licensing and downloading NetScaler SD-WAN software, see the Licensing and Acquiring the SD-WAN Software Packages.

To download the SD-WAN VPX-SE installation files, go to the following URL:

http://www.citrix.com/downloads.html

Instructions for downloading the software are provided on this site.

Download the appropriate file, as follows:

  • 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 SE version number.

The following section provides a summary of the steps and procedures involved in installing and configuring a SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance.

SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance Minimum Configuration Requirements

The minimum configuration requirements for the SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Machine are as follows:

  • Virtual CPUs: 4

  • Memory: 4GB RAM

  • Virtual Datastore: 40 GB disk

  • Management Interface: 1 (default)

SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance Interface Specifications

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

Supported Topology Deployments

Deployments that are supported for hardware SD-WAN Appliances are also supported for SD-WAN VPX-SE. SD-WAN VPX-SE supports both 1-arm and In-line deployments. WCCP is not supported.