Citrix SD-WAN Center

Single-region network deployment

If your organization has a small network spanning a single administrative (or geographical) boundary, you can use Citrix SD-WAN Center in the default mode (with single “default region”). A region can support a maximum of up to 550 sites.

A single region network has a Master Control Node (MCN) for centralized control, and Citrix SD-WAN Center for centralized management. The region associated with and controlled by the MCN is referred to as the default region. The Citrix SD-WAN Center polls the MCN and all the branch appliances in the default region.

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To deploy Citrix SD-WAN Center for single-region:

  1. Download the Citrix SD-WAN Center Software. For more information, see System requirements and installation.

  2. Install the Citrix SD-WAN Center on ESXi ServerXenServer, Hyper-V or Azure.

  3. Configuring the management interface settings. For more information, see Configure the management interface settings.

  4. Generate, download and install the SD-WAN MCN SSL Certificate on the SD-WAN Center. For more information, see Install the Citrix SD-WAN SSL certificate.

  5. Generate, download and install the SD-WAN Center SSL Certificate on the MCN appliance. For more information, see Install the Citrix SD-WAN Center SSL certificate.

  6. In the Citrix SD-WAN Center GUI navigate to Configuration > Network Discovery > Discover Settings.

  7. In the Master Controller Node MGT IP Address field, enter the MCN IP address and click Test. This establishes a connection between the MCN and Citrix SD-WAN Center.

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  8. Click Discover. If you have already discovered an MCN, this option changes to Rediscover.


    The MCN must be active and the SD-WAN service should be enabled. For more information, see Enabling SD-WAN service.

  9. After the discovery operation completes, click the Inventory and Status tab.

    The Inventory and Status table displays the status information for all the discovered Citrix SD-WAN Appliances.

  10. Select the Poll checkbox in the top left corner of the table heading.

    This selects the Poll checkbox for each appliance listed in the table. To exclude an appliance from the polling list, clear its check box.

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  11. Click Apply.


    You can increase the storage size of the Citrix SD-WAN Center by creating a data store on your virtual machine and switching the data store. For more information see, Switch the active storage to new data storage.

Single-region network deployment