Citrix SD-WAN Platforms

Citrix SD-WAN 5100 PE

The SD-WAN 5100 PE is a 2U appliance. Each model has two 10-core processors for a total of 20 physical cores (40 cores with hyper-threading), and 128 GB (GB) of memory. For latest performance and bandwidth capacity details, see the latest datasheet that gets updated more regularly at:; datasheet.

The SD-WAN 5100 PE appliance front panel has the following ports:

  • 10/100Base-T copper Ethernet Port (RJ45), also called lights out management (LOM) port. You can use this port to remotely monitor and manage the appliance independently of the appliance’s software.
  • RS232 serial console port.
  • Two 10/100/1000Base-T copper Ethernet management ports (RJ45). These ports are used to connect directly to the appliance for system administration functions.
  • Eight 10G ports - 4 LC fiber ports with bypass, 4 SFP+ ports (no bypass).
  • Two USB ports (reserved for a future release).

The following components are visible on the back panel of the SD-WAN 5100 PE appliance:

  • 2 X 1 TB removable hard disk drive.
  • Requires 960 GB more SSD. Insert the SSD into the third, fourth, and fifth drive bays.
  • Boot drive bay 1, 2- [HDDs] - Hard Drive, Capacity 1TB, 2.5”, SATA 6Gb/s.
  • Drive bay 3,4,5-[SSDs]- Solid State Drive, 960GB.
  • Drive bay 6,7,8-[Plastic Filler] - 2.5” SSD Plastic Drive Tray Filler.
  • Power switch, which turns off power to the appliance, as if you were to unplug the power supply. Press the switch for five seconds to turn off the power.
  • Disable PS alarm button. This button is functional only when the appliance has two power supplies. Press this button to mute the power alarm from sounding when you have plugged the appliance into only one power outlet or when one power supply is malfunctioning and you want to continue operating the appliance until it is repaired.
  • Dual redundant, hot-swappable power supplies (100-240VAC standard, -48VDC optional).

The power supplies used for 5100 appliance is two power supplies each 1000W.

Upgrades from Standard Edition to Premium Edition use 960G SSDs, three of the SSDs installed in bays 3, 4 & 5.

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Upgrade 5100 SE appliance to 5100 PE appliance

Insert solid state drive (SSD)

  1. Insert the required SSD in the standard edition appliance. For instructions about how to insert SSD, see Solid State Drive (Field Replaceable Unit).
    1. 5100 SE appliance requires 960 GB more SSD. Insert the SSD into the third, fourth, and fifth drive bays. localized image
  2. Restart the appliance through the SD-WAN web management interface.
  3. Ensure that the software release version installed on the appliance is SD-WAN release version 10.0.
  4. Install the Premium (Enterprise) Edition platform license. For license information, see the Citrix SD-WAN product downloads site.
  5. Upgrade the network to software release version 10.0 or later.
Citrix SD-WAN 5100 PE