Assigning a Management IP Address through the Ethernet Port

Use the following procedure for initial configuration of every SD-WAN 1000 or 2000 appliance with Windows Server. The procedure accomplishes the following tasks:

  • Configure the appliance for use on your site.
  • Install the Citrix license.
  • Enable acceleration.
  • Enable traffic shaping (inline mode only).

With inline deployments, this configuration might be all you need, because most acceleration features are enabled by default and require no additional configuration.

If you want to configure the appliance by connecting it to the computer through the serial console, assign the management service IP address from your Worksheet by completing the Assigning a Management IP Address through the Serial Console procedure, and then run steps 4 through 15 of the following procedure.


You must have physical access to the appliance.

To configure the appliance by connecting a computer to the SD-WAN appliance’s Ethernet port 0/1

  1. Set the Ethernet port address of a computer (or other browser-equipped device with an Ethernet port), to, with a network mask of On a Windows device, this is done by changing the Internet Protocol Version 4 properties of the LAN connection, as shown below. You can leave the gateway and DNS server fields blank. localized image
  2. Using an Ethernet cable, connect this computer to the port labeled PRI on the SD-WAN appliance.
  3. Switch on the appliance. Using the web browser on the computer, access the appliance by using the default management service IP address, which is
  4. On the login page, use the following default credentials to log on to the appliance:
  • Username: nsroot
  • Password: nsroot
  1. Start the configuration wizard by clicking Get Started.
  2. On the Platform Configuration page, enter respective values from your worksheet, as shown in the following example: localized image
  3. Click Done. A screen showing the Installation in Progress… message appears. This process takes approximately 2 to 5 minutes, depending on your network speed.
  4. A Redirecting to new management IP message appears.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Unplug your computer from the Ethernet port and connect the port to your management network.
  7. Reset the IP address of your computer to its previous setting.
  8. From a computer on the management network, log on to the appliance by entering the new management service IP address, such as https://<Managemnt_IP_Address>, in a web browser.
  9. To continue the configuration, accept the certificate and continue. The option to continue varies according to the web browser you are using.
  10. Log on to the appliance by using the nsroot user name and the password from your worksheet.
  11. To complete the configuration process, see Provisioning the Appliance.
Assigning a Management IP Address through the Ethernet Port