THIS SECTION PROVIDES AN OVERVIEW OF THE VMWARE SD-WAN EDGE 6X0:
Model Number: 6x0
Part Numbers: Edge 610, 620, 640, 680
Edge 6x0 offers:
The following two sections provide steps to activate VMware SD-WAN Edge 6x0:
Prior to activating the Edge:
Connect the power adapter to the AC power outlet and connect the other end of the adapter to the power port on the Edge. When the Edge powers ON, verify that the status LED on the front is illuminated.
Connect one of the default WAN ports (GE3-6 or SFP1-2) to an available Internet connection. (SFP modules are NOT included). Note: The Edge is configured by default to acquire a DHCP IP address from the ISP on the WAN (uplink). When the WAN connection is fully operational, the LED on the front of the Edge is green.
If you received an email from your IT administrator, follow instructions in the email to complete the Edge activation.
Connect local devices such as computers and switches to the GE1 or GE2 ports, or connect through the Edge’s Wi-Fi.
There is one indicator light on the front panel.
Service Indicator - Displays the status of the unit, the WAN connection and the VMware SD-WAN service. The light has the following status colors:
The Service Indicator is also used to indicate some system functions in progress:
The SD-WAN Edge can be configured as a standalone appliance or paired with a similar edge in a High Availability configuration. See the High Availability section in the SD-WAN Orchestrator online documentation for more information.
The Edge user interface (UI) can be accessed at http://edge.velocloud.net or at the default IP address of 192.168.2.1 (via one of the default LAN ports, GE1 or GE2, or through the WiFi connection).
The Wi-Fi default SSID is shown on the Overview Page under “Switched Interfaces / Wireless”. This SSID will default to “velocloud-XXXXXXX” where “XXXXXXX” is the full seven digits of the service tag. (The service tag can be found on the sticker located on the bottom of the box). The default password for the WiFi connection is “vcsecret”.
The Edge UI includes local web pages (Overview, Properties and Reset Settings), as well as a diagnostic dump button that provides troubleshooting functions and information about the interfaces.
Important Note: The UI should only be used for initial configuration and troubleshooting when the Internet is not available. Do not use the Edge UI during normal operations as information and configurations are available in the SD-WAN Orchestrator.
The Edge Overview provides the status of your Routed Interfaces (WAN) and Switched Interfaces (LAN) connections. The top half of the screen displays a diagram of the Edge. If connections are active, green indicator lights will display on the hardware diagram (in this case,
GE1 is a valid LAN connection and GE3 is a valid WAN connection). Next to the Edge image are two buttons, Overview and Details. Click the Details button to display WAN and LAN connection status information.
Also, on the Overview page, underneath the Edge diagram, the status of the WAN and LAN connections display. In this area, you can change the display from Connected, Both, or Unconnected by clicking the respective buttons.
If you click a WAN connection, a properties page for that connection opens. (See the WAN Interface Properties section for more information).
Note: From the Overview page, you can click the Reset Settings button to open this respective page, or the Download Diagnostic Bundle button to obtain a diagnostic dump file.
If you click a WAN connection from the Overview page, a properties page for that connection displays (see image below). From the Properties page, you can view status information and make changes to the connection's properties. For example, you can specify a static IP address for the interface or select a PPPoE for the connection. However, it is recommended that you enter static and PPPoE values using the Edge Settings override on the SD-WAN Orchestrator. When you finish making changes to the properties, click the Save Changes button. To return to the previous screen, click the << Return button.
The Diagnostics page provides several diagnostic tests including:
The Reset Settings page has buttons to initiate the following functions:
Identify - Flashes the Edge lights for 30 seconds to help you locate the SD-WAN Edge.
Restart Service - Restarts the VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud service.
Reboot - Initiates a reboot of the Edge. When the service light illuminates again, the device has completed the reboot process.
Reset Configuration - Returns the device to an inactivated state: the cloud services are turned off, the Edge is no longer associated with a cloud managed configuration, and the initial default configuration is applied.
Hard Reset - Deactivates the box, restores default configuration and factory software version.