Product Documentation

Performing Quick Installation

Jul 03, 2013
When you have finished initial configuration through the LCD panel, configure the router to allow access to the management IP address that you assigned to the appliance. Then, open a web browser and access the appliance's graphical user interface (GUI) at http://xx.xx.xx.xx, where xx.xx.xx.xx is the management IP address.
The management address is used to communicate with the browser-based management pages. This address should be on the same subnet as the WAN router port that the appliance is connected to. If the appliance is used to accelerate links to CloudBridge Plug-in. The management address is used to communicate with the browser-based management pages. This address should be on the same subnet as the WAN router port that the appliance is connected to. If the appliance is used to accelerate links to CloudBridge Plug-in users, assign a signaling IP address. The signaling address is used by CloudBridge Plug-in to communicate with the appliance. Both addresses, if assigned must be on the same subnet as the other devices on the same LAN segment, as shown in the following figure.
Tip: Ping these addresses first to make sure that they are not already in use.
When prompted for a user name and password, type the factory default values, which are Admin and password, respectively. (You should change these values as soon as you finish the quick installation procedure.) The first time you access the GUI, the Quick Installation page appears.
Note: Older versions of Chrome and Internet Explorer earlier than 6.x, are not supported.

On the Quick Installation page, you can set all of the parameters required for a simple inline configuration. For a more complex configuration, setting the parameters on this page is a prerequisite.

Figure 1. Quick Installation page

To configure the appliance for simple inline mode or to perform preliminary configuration for a more complex mode

On the Quick Installation page:

  1. Verify the accuracy of the information in the Management Access section.
  2. In the System Services section, enter the following values:
    1. Primary DNS IP Address: The address of your primary DNS server.
    2. Secondary DNS IP Address: The address of your backup DNS server.
    3. NTP Time Server: The IP address or domain-name of your NTP time server.
    4. System Date: The current date.
    5. System Time: The current time.
    6. Local Time Zone: Your local time zone.
    Note: You need to enter the system date and time only if you do not have an NTP time server.
  3. In the Licensing section, do one of the following to install a license:
    • Citrix License Type: Select a model number from the list, for which your license server has a license.
    • License Server Address: The license server’s IP address or host name (for example, 172.16.0.0 or license-server.example.com). The appliance must be able to access this address with an ICMP ping and also through a TCP connection on the licensing port.
    • Licensing Service Port: The IP port used for remote Citrix licensing services. Leave this field unchanged unless you know that the server uses a non-standard address.
    Note:
    • Your license server must be reachable by ICMP pings from the appliance. This might require reconfiguring your firewall.
    • If you are using a local license, you must add it later.
  4. In the WAN Link Definition section, define the WAN link as follows:
    1. Receive (Download) Speed: Type a value that is 95% of the link’s nominal download speed. (Most links are rated a few percent higher than their actual throughput, due to link-management overhead). Be sure to select the correct unit of measurement (Kbps or Mbps).
    2. Send (Upload) Speed: Type a value that is 95% of the link’s nominal upload speed, and select the correct unit of measurement.
    3. WAN-Side Adapter: Port into which you plug WAN-side cable, either apA.1 or apA.2.
  5. Click Install. The appliance restarts.

If you connected the appliance in a simple inline deployment, it is now up and running. You can view the accelerated links on the GUI's Dashboard and Monitoring pages. (The left side of the screen displays links to those pages.) Acceleration should increase as the appliance accumulates compression history.