Citrix SD-WAN Platforms


This section outlines the hardware and software requirements for Citrix SD-WAN Virtual Appliance (SD-WAN VPX-SE), and defines the platform dependencies.


  • From 10.2.6 and 11.0.3 release onwards, it is mandatory to change the default admin user account password while provisioning any SD-WAN appliance or deploying a new SD-WAN SE VPX. This change is enforced using both CLI and UI.

  • A system maintenance account - CBVWSSH, exists for development and debugging and has no external login permissions. The account can only be accessed through a regular administrative user’s CLI session.

With 10.2.6 release, the default password is the serial number of the SD-WAN appliance and is mandated to change on first time logon. The LOM access will also be disabled.

Hardware requirements

The SD-WAN VPX-SE hardware requirements for the hosting platform are as follows:

  • Virtual CPUs: 4 Core, 2.7 GHz (or equivalent) processor or better.
  • Memory: 4 GB RAM
  • Management Interface: 1 (default)

Disk space requirements

Virtual path count MCN/RCN Branch
Less than 128 120 GB 40 GB (Default)
Greater or equal to 128 240 GB 120 GB

Software requirements

This section outlines the software requirements for the SD-WAN VPX-SE, and basic information on acquiring and downloading the SD-WAN VPX-SE software.

Operating system requirements

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
  • Microsoft Azure
  • AWS
  • Linux-KVM

Browser requirements

Browsers must have cookies enabled, and JavaScript installed and enabled.

The SD-WAN VPX-SE Management Web Interface supports the following browsers:

  • Google Chrome 49.0.2623112 m+
  • Mozilla Firefox 43.0.4+
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer 11.0.9600.18163+

Downloading the installation files

Before beginning the installation, you must download or copy the SD-WAN VPX-SE OVF template (.ova file) to the local PC you are using to connect to the ESXi server that will host your SD-WAN VPX-SE.


Remote licenses are supported for SD-WAN VPX-VW. For additional information on licensing and downloading SD-WAN software, see the sections, Licensing and Acquiring the SD-WAN Software Packages.

To download the SD-WAN VPX-SE installation files, go to the following URL:

Instructions for downloading the software are provided on this site.

Download the appropriate file, as follows:

  • To install SD-WAN VPX-SE on XenServer, download this file: cb-vw-vpx-<version>.xva

  • 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 SE version number.

The following section provides a summary of the steps and procedures involved in installing and configuring an SD-WAN VPX-SE Virtual Appliance.

Interface specifications

The 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 more interfaces (one each) for the LAN and WAN.
  • For SD-WAN VPX-SE, bridges are not created by default for the data interface (for example, eth1 and eth2).

Supported topology deployments

Deployments that are supported for hardware SD-WAN Appliances are also supported for SD-WAN VPX-SE. SD-WAN VPX-SE supports both 1-arm and In-line deployments. WCCP is not supported.