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Installing SD-WAN WANOP Edition AMI on Amazon AWS

The Citrix SD-WAN VPX for Amazon AWS brings acceleration support to the Amazon cloud.

Note: At the time of the 7.1.0 software release, the newest supported release of SD-WAN (now SD-WAN) WANOP-VPX for Amazon AWS is 7.0.1. Use this version along with release 7.1.0 on other appliances.

Five variations are supported, four of which have hardwired licensing, and one of which uses ordinary SD-WAN licensing:

  • 2 Mbps
  • 10 Mbps
  • 20 Mbps
  • 45 Mbps
  • “Bring your own license,” which uses a standard Citrix license to determine the licensed bandwidth.

Besides the hardwired licensing, the major difference between SD-WAN WANOP-VPX for Amazon AWS is that it supports only a single port for both management and acceleration. This means that the appliance cannot be used in inline mode.

To create an SD-WAN WANOP-VPX on Amazon AWS, you go through the same process as with creating any other instance, setting a few instance parameters to non-default settings.

Instantiating an SD-WAN virtual Appliance (AMI) on AWS

To install an SD-WAN virtual appliance in an AWS VPC, you need an AWS account. You can create an AWS account at SD-WAN is available as an Amazon Machine Image (AMI) in AWS Marketplace.

Note: Amazon makes frequent minor changes to its AWS pages, so the following instructions may not be exact.

To instantiate an SD-WAN virtual appliance (AMI) on AWS

  1. In a web browser, type
  2. Click My Account/Console, and then click My Account to open the Amazon Web Services Sign in page.
  3. Use your Amazon AWS account credentials to sign in. This takes you to the Amazon Web Services page. localized image
  4. Click EC2 in the Compute & Networking section, then click Launch Instance. localized image
  5. In the Create a New Instance dialog box, select AWS Marketplace, and then click Continue to open the Request Instance Wizard.
  6. In the Request Instance Wizard dialog box, click AWS Marketplace tab.
  7. In the Search text field, type SD-WAN to search for the SD-WAN AMI, and click Search. localized image On the search result page, select one of the Citrix SD-WAN offerings On the Citrix SD-WAN page, click Continue.
  8. On the Launch with EC2 Console tab, click the Accept Terms button, if present, then click Launch with EC2 Console for the region where you want to launch Citrix SD-WAN AMI. localized image
  9. On the Request Instance Wizard page, type 1 in the Number of Instances text box, and from the Instance Type drop-down list, select Large (m1.large, 7.5GIB). localized image
  10. From the Subnet drop-down list, select the private network subnet, and then click Continue.
  11. On the next page, in the Advanced Instance Options section, you can change values from their defaults if you choose, and then click Continue.

    Note: SD-WAN AMI is not supported with more than one network interface. Therefore, the value of Number of Network Interfaces fields is set to 1.!localized image

  12. On the Request Instances Wizard page, enter a name for the EC2 instance in the Value text box, and then click Continue. localized image On the Request Instances Wizard page, select one of the three Kay Pair options and then click Continue. localized image
  13. Verify the EC2 instance configuration details, and then click Launch to launch the EC2 instance. localized image
  14. Click Close to close the Launch Instance Wizard dialog box. The new EC2 instance is launched successfully. localized image
Installing SD-WAN WANOP Edition AMI on Amazon AWS