Citrix SD-WAN Platforms

Citrix SD-WAN 5100 SE

The SD-WAN 5100 SE 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, please see also the latest datasheet that gets updated more regularly at:; datasheet.

The SD-WAN 5100 SE 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 SE appliance:

  • 2 X 1 TB removable hard disk drive.
  • 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.

5100 SE appliance

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 800 GB more SSD. Insert the SSD into the third bay. 5100 rear panel
  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 using to software release version 10.0 or later.

Note: Citrix SD-WAN 5100-SE is a bare metal platform. You can login directly to the appliance console using admin/password and then into shell prompt.

Configure Management IP address using serial Console

  1. Access serial console of the appliance.
  2. Log in using the root/nsroot credentials.
  3. Type the ssh admin@ -l admin command.
  4. Type password: password.
  5. Type the management_ip command.
  6. Type the set interface command.
  7. Type the apply command.
Citrix SD-WAN 5100 SE