To deploy a Citrix CloudBridge 4000 or 5000 appliance, you must complete the following prerequisite setup before configuring the appliance.
This document covers release of the CloudBridge software. See the release notes for the recommended versions of the NetScaler software corresponding to the desired release of the CloudBridge software. Never use any versions other than those recommended for CloudBridge 4000 and 5000 appliances.
Before you start provisioning the appliance, Citrix recommends that you have the license file with you, as it is required early in the configuration process To download a license file, complete the procedure described in the My Account All Licensing Tools - User Guide.
After you receive the hardware appliance from Citrix, you need to install it in the network. Complete the following procedures to install the hardware.
To install the CloudBridge 4000/5000 appliance hardware, follow the installation procedure at Installing the Hardware.
Plug in the provided loopback cable available with the appliance into ports 10/3 and 10/4 to create a loopback adapter. The loopback adapter is used for the communication between the NetScaler instance and the accelerators.