Model Overview

VMware SD-WAN Edge 6X0, 6X0N

THIS SECTION PROVIDES AN OVERVIEW OF THE VMWARE SD-WAN EDGE 6X0:

Model Number: 6X0, 6X0N

Part Numbers: Edge 610, 610N, 620, 620N, 640, 640N, 680, 680N

Edge 6x0 offers:

  • 6 Gigabit Ethernet connections, LAN/WAN configurable
  • Two SFP WAN connections (1Gb SFP on Edge 610), (1/10 SFP+ on Edge 620, 640, 680)
  • Integrated Wi-Fi (except for the ‘N’ versions of the Edge)

The following two sections provide steps to activate VMware SD-WAN Edge 6x0:

Prior to activating the Edge:

  • The ports marked GE1 and GE2 are configured to provide a DHCP server and are recommended for LAN connectivity.
  • The ports marked GE3-GE6 and SFP1, SFP2 are for WAN connectivity and will request a DHCP address plus attempt to build an SD-WAN overlay.

Standard Configuration Steps

Step 1: Connect the Power

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.

Step 2: Connect to the Internet

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.

Step 3: Follow Email Instructions

If you received an email from your IT administrator, follow instructions in the email to complete the Edge activation.

Step 4: Connect Local Devices

Connect local devices such as computers and switches to the GE1 or GE2 ports, or connect through the Edge’s Wi-Fi, if the Edge has this feature

Back Panel and Side Connections

List of Back Panel and Side Connections

  1. Power Connections - The power connection is threaded, so the power cord can be secured to the box. The power specifications for the AC/DC power adapter are:
    • AC Input: 100 - 240V, 50-60Hz
    • DC Output: 12V
  2. Default LAN Connections - The ports marked GE1 and GE2 are default LAN connections.
  3. Default WAN Connections - The ports marked GE3-6 or SFP1-2 are default WAN connections.
  4. Wireless WAN Connections - The two side USB parts can be used for external USB modems.
  5. Reset Button - Resets the Edge to factory settings.

Front Panel Light

Service Indicator

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:

  • Red - There is no active WAN connection.
  • Yellow - There is an Internet connection, but the Edge has not been activated, or the VMware SD-WAN service is not active.
  • Green - A valid Internet connection and SD-WAN tunnel is detected (via one of the WAN ports) and the Edge is communicating with VMware SD-WAN Orchestrator
  • Blue - The Edge is a functioning standby in a High Availability (HA) configuration.

The Service Indicator is also used to indicate some system functions in progress:

  • White – Initial power-on and boot sequence.
  • Flashing blue – A system reset, or a software update is in progress.
  • Flashing white – Identifies a function invoked from the SD-WAN Orchestrator.
  • Flashing red – The Edge has detected a hardware failure.

Network Configuration

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.

User Interface:

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 connect through the Edge’s Wi-Fi, if the Edge has this feature.

For units that support Wi-Fi, 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.

Edge Overview

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.

WAN Interface Properties

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:

  • LTE Modem properties (such as module information, phone number, revision, etc.)
  • Basic monitoring information (such as bandwidth, signal strength, service, and GPS coordinates)
  • Some basic control buttons such as RESET
  • Pinging external IP addresses (e.g. google.com) to determine basic network connectivity
  • Evaluating the connectivity from the Edge to the VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud™ Service

Reset Settings

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.