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SonicWALL WXA 500 Getting Started Guide
Getting Started Guide
WAN Acceleration
SonicWALL WXA 500 Getting Started Guide
Contents
Registering your SonicWALL WXA 500 LiveCD ................................................................................................... 4
Creating a MySonicWALL Account ................................................................................................................... 4
Registering the WXA 500 Serial Number .......................................................................................................... 5
Associating the WXA 500 LiveCD..................................................................................................................... 6
Activating the WXA 500 License ....................................................................................................................... 8
Setting up the SonicWALL WXA 500 LiveCD ..................................................................................................... 11
Using the SonicWALL WXA 500 LiveCD ............................................................................................................ 12
Memory Mode (Live) ...................................................................................................................................... 12
Install Mode ................................................................................................................................................... 14
Glossary of Terms ............................................................................................................................................. 16
Requirements / Prerequisites
The SonicWALL WXA 500 requires:
• A SonicWALL E-class NSA, NSA, or TZ security appliance running SonicOS 5.8.1 or higher firmware.
• An unused interface on the SonicWALL NSA/TZ series appliance configured with a LAN Static IP address
and a DHCP lease scope. Please refer to the SonicWALL WXA Quick Start Guide for more information.
• A PC with a Pentium 4 processor or higher with:
o CD/DVD ROM bay
o Minimum of 2 GB RAM
o Minimum of 80 GB hard disk
o Monitor and Keyboard
Customers with current service/software support contracts can obtain updated versions of SonicWALL firmware
from the MySonicWALL customer portal at https://www.mysonicwall.com. Updated firmware is also available
for free within 90 days of registering the SonicWALL device on MySonicWALL.
Deployment Considerations
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WFS Acceleration is supported in Install Mode only. (Not supported in Memory Mode)
Supported Network Cards
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3Com 3c574 series PCMCIA Ethernet
3Com 3c589 series PCMCIA Ethernet
3Com 3c59x/3c9xx Ethernet
3Com Etherlink III (3c509, 3c509B, 3c529, 3c579) Ethernet
3Com ISA EtherLink II, II/16 (3c503, 3c503/16)
3Com Typhoon Family (3C990, 3CR990, and variants)
AceNIC/3C985/GA620 Gigabit Ethernet
Adaptec Starfire Ethernet
AMD8111 based 10/100 Ethernet Controller.
AMD PCnet32 or PCnetPCI Ethernet based network Ethernet card
Ansel AC3200 EISA Ethernet
ASIX AX8817X based USB 2.0 Ethernet Devices
Asix AX88190 PCMCIA Ethernet
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AT1700/1720 Ethernet
Atheros 1000M Ethernet Network
Atheros L1 Gigabit Ethernet
Atheros L2 Fast Ethernet Network
Broadcom 44xx/47xx 10/100 PCI Ethernet
Broadcom NetXtreme II BCM57710/57711/57711E
Broadcom Tigon3 Ethernet
Cabletron E2100 ISA Ethernet
CATC EL1210A NetMate USB Ethernet
Chelsio 10Gb Ethernet
Cisco 10G Ethernet
CS89x0 chipset based Ethernet cards.
Dave DNET Ethernet
Davicom DM910X fast Ethernet
Davicom DM9601 USB 1.1 Ethernet devices
DEPCA DE10x, DE200, DE201, DE202, DE422
Digital 21*4* Tulip Ethernet
D-Link DL2000-based Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
EtherEXpress16 network Ethernet card.
EtherEXpressPro 10 (i82595)
EtherWORKS DE203, DE204, DE205 network Ethernet cards.
GL620-USB-A Host-to-Host Link cables
HP CASCADE 100VG-AnyLan Network Adapters
HP PC-LAN ISA Ethernet
HP PC-LAN+ ISA Ethernet
ICL EtherTeam 16i/32
IC Plus IP1000 Gigabit Ethernet Adapter Linux
Intel/Digital 21040/1 series PCI Ethernet
Intel i82595 ISA EtherExpressPro10/10+
Intel Panther onboard i82596
Intel(R) 10 Gigabit PCI Express Network
Intel(R) 82576 Virtual Function Network
Intel(R) Gigabit Ethernet Network
Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network
Intel(R) PRO/1000 Network
Intel(R) PRO/100 Network
Intel(R) PRO/10GbE Network
ISA Western Digital wd8003/wd8013 ; SMC Elite, Elite16 Ethernet
JMicron JMC2x0 PCI Express Ethernet
KL5USB101 USB Ethernet
KS8851 MLL Network
Marvell Yukon 2 Gigabit Ethernet
Mellanox ConnectX HCA Ethernet
Myricom 10G (10GbE)
Myson MTD-8xx 100/10M Ethernet PCI Adapter
National Semiconductor DP8381x series PCI Ethernet
National Semiconductor DP83820 10/100/1000
NE1000/NE2000 ISA/PnP Ethernet
NE2000 compatible PCMCIA Ethernet
NetChip 1080 based USB Host-to-Host Links
Neterion's X3100 Series 10GbE PCIe I/OVirtualized Server Adapter
NetXen Multi port (1/10) Gigabit Network
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New Media PCMCIA Ethernet
nForce Ethernet
NIU Ethernet
OpenCores Ethernet MAC
Packet Engines 'Hamachi' GNIC-II Gigabit Ethernet
Packet Engines Yellowfin G-NIC Gigabit Ethernet
PCI NE2000 clone
Pegasus/Pegasus II USB Ethernet
QLogic 10 Gigabit PCI-E Ethernet
QLogic ISP3XXX Network v2.03.00-k5
RDC R6040 NAPI PCI FastEthernet
RealTek RTL8002/8012 parallel port Ethernet
RealTek RTL-8139C+ series 10/100 PCI Ethernet
RealTek RTL-8139 Fast Ethernet
RealTek RTL-8169 Gigabit Ethernet
rtl8150 based usb-Ethernet
SEEQ 8804 network Ethernet card.
ServerEngines BladeEngine2 10Gbps NIC 2.101.205
Sharp Zaurus PDA, and compatible products
Silan SC92031 PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter
Simple 'CDC Subset' USB networking links
SiS 900 PCI Fast Ethernet
SiS sis190/191 Gigabit Ethernet
SMC 83c170 EPIC series Ethernet
SMC 91c92 series PCMCIA Ethernet
SMC Ultra/EtherEZ ISA/PnP Ethernet
SMSC95XX USB 2.0 Ethernet Devices
SMSC LAN9420 PCI Ethernet.
Solarflare Communications network
Sun Cassini(+) Ethernet
Sundance Alta Ethernet
Sun GEM Gbit Ethernet
Sun HappyMealEthernet(HME) 10/100baseT Ethernet
Support for the ancient 3Com 3c501 Ethernet card
SysKonnect Gigabit Ethernet
Tehuti Networks(R) Network
Timberdale KS8842 Ethernet
TI ThunderLAN based Ethernet PCI adapters
ULi M5261/M5263 fast Ethernet
USB CDC Ethernet devices
USB to network adapter MCS7830
VIA Networking Velocity Family Gigabit Ethernet Adapter
VIA Rhine PCI Fast Ethernet
Winbond W89c840 Ethernet
Xircom Cardbus Ethernet
Xircom PCMCIA Ethernet
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Registering your SonicWALL WXA 500 LiveCD
You must register your SonicWALL WXA 500 LiveCD before first use. Registration is performed using the
NSA/TZ appliance management interface. It is recommended that you also associate your WXA 500 LiveCD as a
child to the managing NSA/TZ appliance. When registration is completed, the SonicWALL WXA appliance will be
licensed and ready to use. This section contains the following subsections:
Creating a MySonicWALL Account ...................................................................................................................... 4
Registering the WXA 500 Serial Number.............................................................................................................. 5
Associating the WXA 500 LiveCD ........................................................................................................................ 6
Activating the WXA 500 License .......................................................................................................................... 8
Creating a MySonicWALL Account
A MySonicWALL account is required for product registration. If you already have an account, continue to the
Registering, Associating, and Activating the WXA 500 License sections. Perform the following steps to create a
MySonicWALL account:
1. In your web browser, navigate to http://www.mysonicwall.com.
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In the login screen, click the Not a registered user? Register Now link.
Complete the registration form, then click the Register button.
Verify the information you entered is correct, then click the Submit button.
In the confirmation screen, click the Continue button.
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Registering the WXA 500 Serial Number
To register your SonicWALL WXA 500 LiveCD, perform the following steps:
1. Log in to your http://www.mysonicwall.com account.
2. Navigate to the My Products > Register Product page.
3. Enter your Serial Number, Friendly Name, Product Group, and Authentication Code.
4. Click the Submit button.
You have successfully registered your SonicWALL WXA 500 LiveCD.
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Associating the WXA 500 LiveCD
Note: It is highly recommended that you associate the WXA 500 LiveCD with the managing NSA/TZ appliance.
To associate the SonicWALL WXA 500 LiveCD as a child to your NSA/TZ appliance, perform the following steps:
1. Log in to your http://www.mysonicwall.com account.
2. Navigate to the My Products > Product Management page.
3. Click on the NSA/TZ appliance you are using to manage the SonicWALL WXA appliance.
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The “Service Management” page displays.
4. Under the Associated Products section, click the WAN Acceleration link.
The “My Product > Associated Products” page displays:
5. Click the Serial Number drop-down list, then select the serial number for the WXA 500 LiveCD.
6. Click the Associate button.
Your SonicWALL WXA 500 LiveCD is now associated with the managing NSA/TZ appliance.
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Activating the WXA 500 License
To activate your SonicWALL WXA 500 LiveCD license, perform the following steps:
1. Log in to your SonicWALL NSA/TZ appliance.
2. Navigate to the System > License page.
3. Click the click here link to activate, upgrade, or renew services.
The “License Management” page displays.
4. Enter your MySonicWALL.com account Email Address or Username and Password in the appropriate fields,
then click the Submit button.
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The MySonicWALL.com home page displays.
5. Enter the Activation Key or Serial Number in the textbox, then click the Next button.
6. If you have multiple NSA/TZ appliances registered, select the one you are using with your WXA appliance.
The “Activate Service” page displays.
7. Enter the Activation Key(s), then click the Submit button.
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The confirmation page displays:
You have successfully licensed your SonicWALL WXA 500 LiveCD.
8. Before accessing the WAN Acceleration page, navigate to the System > Licenses page and click the
Synchronize button. This synchronizes the licenses between the License Manager and NSA/TZ appliance.
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Setting up the SonicWALL WXA 500 LiveCD
To set up the SonicWALL WXA 500 LiveCD, perform the following steps:
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Download the ISO from mysonicwall.com.
Burn the ISO to a CD/DVD.
Connect your PC to an unused interface on the SonicWALL NSA/TZ.
Power on your PC.
a. Change the BIOS settings so that the CD-ROM is the first boot device.
5. Save and Exit BIOS.
6. Insert the LiveCD into the CD-ROM bay on your PC.
The “How do you wish to use the product?” prompt displays:
Refer to the “Using the SonicWALL WXA 500 LiveCD” section in this document and follow the configuration
procedures for Memory Mode (Live) or Install Mode.
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Using the SonicWALL WXA 500 LiveCD
The SonicWALL WXA 500 LiveCD can be run from the CD in Memory Mode or can be installed onto your PC in
Install Mode. This section details the configuration steps for the Memory and Install Modes.
Memory Mode (Live)
Memory Mode runs the SonicWALL WXA 500 firmware entirely from the CD and does not make any changes to
your PC. To configure Memory Mode on your PC, perform the following steps:
1. Select the Run the product from CD option, press the Enter key.
The “SonicWALL WAN Optimization Configuration” prompt displays:
2. Select the Show Network Settings option, press the Enter button.
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The “Show Network Settings” prompt displays:
If your SonicWALL NSA/TZ series appliance is configured correctly you should see a DHCP assigned IP
address. If not, navigate to the Network > DHCP Server page and check the DHCP server.
The SonicWALL WXA 500 LiveCD is now operational in Memory Mode.
3. Navigate to the WAN Acceleration tab on your SonicWALL NSA/TZ series appliance to configure the WAN
Acceleration service.
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Install Mode
The Install Mode installs the SonicWALL WXA 500 LiveCD firmware onto your PC. To configure Install Mode on
your PC, perform the following steps:
1. Select the Install the Product option.
2. Press the Enter key.
The “Select Hard Disk to install to” prompt displays:
3. Select a hard disk for install, and then press the Enter key.
Note: If your PC has multiple hard disks, please make sure to boot from the hard disk that you selected
above.
The SonicWALL WXA 500 firmware is now installed on your PC.
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The “CD Eject” prompt displays:
4. Press the Enter key to eject the SonicWALL WXA 500 LiveCD from the CD-ROM drive.
The “Reboot PC” prompt displays:
5. Press the Enter key to reboot your PC into the SonicWALL WXA 500 Install Mode.
6. Follow steps 2-3 in the Memory Mode section of this document to complete the installation.
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Glossary of Terms
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LAN – Local Area Network
DHCP – Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol
ROM – Read-Only Memory
RAM – Random-Access memory
GB – Gigabyte
SATA – Serial Advanced Technology Attachment
IDE – Integrated Development Environment
ISO – International Standards Organization
BIOS – Basic Input / Output System
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Last updated: 2/29/2012
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