Product Documentation

CloudBridge 1000 and 2000 Appliances with Windows Server

Jun 12, 2014

The CloudBridge 1000 and 2000 appliances with Windows Server combine virtualized instances of the CloudBridge WAN optimization appliance with Windows Server virtual machine installed on the appliance. The Windows Server instance is a fully-licensed version of Microsoft Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard Edition.

The CloudBridge 1000 and 2000 appliances with Windows Servers are based on the Citrix branch architecture, which supports multiple virtual machines. All branch appliances contain a CloudBridge instance, a management service instance, and a Xen hypervisor. In addition, the CloudBridge 1000 and 2000 appliances with Windows Server include a Windows Server instance, which runs independently of the CloudBridge instance.

As shown in the below figure, the Windows Server and the CloudBridge instance are partly isolated from one another, because the accelerated bridges are accessible only to the accelerator. This allows the accelerator and the Windows Server to be placed at different points in your LAN topology.

Figure 1. Architecture of the CloudBridge 1000 and 2000 Appliances with Windows Server

The CloudBridge instance is typically used in inline mode, with the CloudBridge instance interposed between the WAN router and the LAN, so WAN traffic flows through the accelerated bridge. The CloudBridge instance can also be deployed in WCCP or virtual inline modes, using a single accelerated bridge port.

The Windows server is deployed in a one-armed configuration in the same local LAN in which you would deploy any other server.

In addition to the accelerated bridges and the Windows LAN port, a management port connects to all virtual machines (instances) and the hypervisor.

The appliance has two modes, two-port mode and four-port mode, which determine how ports 1/3 and 1/4 are used.