Citrix SD-WAN VPX-SE Versus VPX-WANOP
This section outlines the essential differences between installing an SD-WAN VPX (VPX-SE) for deployment in your SD-WAN network, as compared to an SD-WAN VPX for WAN Optimization.
The primary differences when installing and configuring an SD-WAN VPX-SE virtual appliance from SD-WAN WANOP VPX, are as follows:
- Download the following installation files from the Citrix SD-WAN downloads site (http://www.citrix.com/downloads.html).
Remote licenses are supported for SD-WAN VPX-SE.
- To install SD-WAN VPX-SE on XenServer, download this file:
- To install SD-WAN VPX-SE on VMware ESXi Server, download this file:
*cb-vw-vpx-\<version\>\_vmware.ova*(where <version> is the current SD-WAN version number.)
For additional information on licensing and downloading SD-WAN software, see the sections, Licensing and Acquiring the SD-WAN Software Packages.
- SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance supports the following server platforms:
- XenServer Hypervisor 6.5 SP1
- VMware Hypervisor ESXi server, version 5.5.0 or higher
- SD-WAN VPX-SE supports both Inline and PBR deployments. However, WCCP deployments are not supported for VPX-SE.
- The Virtual Machine for the SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance must be installed manually, on either the XenServer or VMware ESXi Server platform. Currently, there is no installation wizard for this procedure.
The minimum configuration requirements for the Virtual Machine are as follows:
- Virtual CPUs: 4
- Memory: 4 GB RAM
- Virtual Datastore: 40 GB disk
- Management Interface: 1 (default)
- SD-WAN VPX-SE interface specifications are as follows:
- SD-WAN VPX-SE supports a maximum number of five interfaces.
- The first interface is reserved for use as the Management IP Address for the Virtual Appliance.
- Before powering up the new VM for the SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance, you must configure and assign additional interfaces (one each) for the LAN and WAN.
- For VPX-SE, bridges are not created by default for the data interface (for example, eth1 and eth2).
- If you are not using DHCP, you must configure a static Management IP Address for the SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance.
DHCP is enabled by default for the SD-WAN VPX-SE Management IP Address.
To configure a static Management IP Address for an SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance, do the following:
- Open the vSphere Client or XenServer Client where you created the SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Machine (VM).
Open the vSphere or XenServer Console for the new SD-WAN VPX-SE, and log into the Administrator account for the VM.
- Default Administrator user name: admin
- Default Administrator password: password
Enter the following command lines at the console CLI prompt:
management_ip set_management_ip set interface <ip> <subnetmask> <gateway> <!--NeedCopy-->
Where: - <ip> is the Management IP Address for the SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance.* - <subnetmask>* is the subnet mask used to define the network in which the SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance resides. - <gateway>* is the Gateway IP Address of the SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance uses to communicate with external networks.
- Restart the SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance VM.