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Dell SonicWALL WXA Clustering 1.3

Release Notes
February 2015
These release notes provide information about the Dell SonicWALL WXA Clustering 1.3 release.

Dell SonicWALL WXA Clustering 1.3 ................................................................................ 1


About WXA Clustering 1.3 ............................................................................................. 1
Supported platforms.................................................................................................... 2
System compatibility ................................................................................................... 3
Product licensing ........................................................................................................ 4
Upgrading information ................................................................................................. 5
Technical support resources........................................................................................... 5
About Dell ................................................................................................................ 5

About WXA Clustering 1.3


WXA Clustering 1.3 is a maintenance release that fixes a number of known issues. See the Resolved issues
section for more information. For more information, see the previous release notes:

https://support.software.dell.com/sonicwall-wan-acceleration-
WXA 1.3.1 Release Notes series/release-notes-guides

https://support.software.dell.com/sonicwall-wan-acceleration-
WXA 1.3.0 Release Notes series/release-notes-guides

IMPORTANT: WXA Clustering 1.3 provides the following new design enhancements:
WXA Clustering 1.3 introduces the concept of configuring groups of WXAs instead of
configuring individual WXAs.
In WXA Clustering 1.3, two or more WXA appliances can be grouped or clustered together to
work in conjunction and provide increased accelerated throughput and resilience.

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Supported platforms
The WXA Clustering 1.3 release is supported on the following Dell SonicWALL network security appliances:

NSA 6600 SuperMassive 9600


NSA 5600 SuperMassive 9400
NSA 4600 SuperMassive 9200
NSA 3600

NSA 2600

Dell SonicWALL WXA support


The Dell SonicWALL WXA series appliances (WXA 6000 Software, WXA 500 Live CD, WXA 5000 Virtual Appliance,
WXA 2000/4000 Appliances) are also supported for use with Dell SonicWALL security appliances running
SonicOS 6.2.2.1. The recommended firmware version for the WXA series appliances is WXA Clustering 1.3.

Resolved issues
The following issues are resolved in this release.

Networking

Resolved issue Issue ID


Access rules are not enforced on Web traffic, and forwarded traffic from a WXA 124840
assigned zone or a custom zone does not match the criteria in the policies.
Occurs when Web traffic is forwarded from custom zones to the internet.

SSL VPN

Resolved issue Issue ID


SSL VPN Client traffic is not accelerated. 139669
Occurs when Web Cache is enabled. Workaround is to change the subnet of the SSL
VPN clients.

Web Cache

Resolved issue Issue ID


Web Caching does not respond. 141255
Occurs in routed mode when NAT policies created by routed mode conflict with Web
Cache policies.
Web Caching does not respond. 150700
Occurs in Site-to-Site Tunnel All mode when NAT Policies conflict with existing
policies.
Web Caching may require manually synchronizing policies. 127524
Occurs in HA mode only. Workaround is to manually synchronize policies.

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System compatibility
The WXA Clustering 1.3 release is supported on the following Dell SonicWALL WAN Acceleration (WXA) series
appliances:
WXA 6000 Software
WXA 5000 Virtual Appliance
WXA 4000
WXA 2000
WXA 500 Live CD
WXA Clustering 1.3 is supported to work with Dell SonicWALL NSA and SuperMassive network security
appliances running SonicOS 6.2.2.1 or higher firmware.

WXA 6000 Live CD


The WXA 6000 Live CD requires:
A Dell SonicWALL E-class NSA, NSA, or TZ series appliance
An unused interface on the Dell SonicWALL NSA/TZ series appliance configured with a LAN Static IP
address and a DHCP lease scope. Please refer to the WXA Quick Start Guide for more information
A Monitor and Keyboard
A Dell PowerEdge R320 server with the following specifications:
Processor - Intel Xeon CPU E5-2420 0 @ 1.90GHz , 6 Cores
Memory - RAM : 32 GB ECC DDR3, 1333 MHz
Video Memory - 16 MB
RAID Controller - PERC H310 Mini
Hard Drive - 2x 400 GB SSD (Intel SSD DC S3700 Series) 2.5" SATA SSD with 3.5" Hard drive bracket
Embedded NIC - 2x Broadcom 5720 dual-port 1Gb LOM

WXA 5000 Virtual Appliance Requirements


The WXA 5000 Virtual Appliance requires:
An E-class NSA, NSA, or TZ security appliance
An unused interface on the NSA or TZ security appliance configured with a LAN Static IP address and a
DHCP lease scope. Please refer to the WXA Quick Start Guide for more information
A server running VMware ESX or ESXi version 5.0 or higher is recommended
2 virtual CPUs
250 GB hard disk
4GB RAM
A layer 2 network between the ESX Server and the NSA/TZ series appliance. This is required for
communication between the WXA 5000 on your ESX Server and the NSA/TZ series appliance

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WXA 500 Live CD Requirements
The WXA 500 Live CD requires:
An E-class NSA, NSA, or TZ security appliance
An unused interface on the NSA/TZ series appliance configured with a LAN Static IP address and a DHCP
lease scope. Please refer to the WXA Quick Start Guide for more information
Monitor and Keyboard
A Dell OptiPlex 3010, Dell Inspiron 660s, or Dell Vostro 270s with:
Processor - Pentium 4 or higher
Memory - Minimum of 2GB
Hard Drive - Minimum of 80 GB
Optical Drive - CD/DVD ROM bay

Firmware Compatibility
WXA Clustering 1.3 firmware is compatible only with SonicOS 6.2.2.1 firmware and higher.

Dell SonicWALL WXA support


The Dell SonicWALL WXA series appliances (WXA 6000 Software, WXA 500 Live CD, WXA 5000 Virtual Appliance,
WXA 2000/4000 Appliances) are also supported for use with Dell SonicWALL security appliances running
SonicOS 6.2.2.1. The recommended firmware version for the WXA series appliances is WXA 1.3.1.

Browser support
SonicOS with Visualization uses advanced browser technologies such as HTML5, which are supported in most
recent browsers. Dell SonicWALL recommends using the latest Chrome, Firefox, Internet Explorer, or Safari
browsers for administration of SonicOS.
This release supports the following Web browsers:
Chrome 18.0 and higher (recommended browser for dashboard real-time graphics display)
Firefox 16.0 and higher
Internet Explorer 8.0 and higher (do not use compatibility mode)
Safari 5.0 and higher
Mobile device browsers are not recommended for Dell SonicWALL appliance system administration.

Product licensing
Dell SonicWALL WXA appliances must be registered on MySonicWALL to enable full functionality and the
benefits of Dell SonicWALL security services, firmware updates, and technical support.
After your Dell SonicWALL WXA appliance is connected to a registered Dell SonicWALL network security
appliance, if connected to the Internet, SonicOS will automatically register it. It may take up to 24 hours for
your WXA to be automatically registered. Optionally, you can manually register your WXA on MySonicWALL by
logging into your account at: http://www.mysonicwall.com.
All Dell SonicWALL WXA appliances include an initial subscription to Dell SonicWALL 24x7 Support. In order to
receive technical support, your WXA must have an active Support subscription.

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Upgrading information
For information about obtaining the latest firmware, upgrading the firmware image on your Dell SonicWALL
WXA appliance, see the Dell SonicWALL WXA Clustering 1.3 Administrators Guide, available on MySonicWALL
or on the Dell Software Support page for Dell SonicWALL WXA appliances:
https://support.software.dell.com/sonicwall-wan-acceleration-series/release-notes-guides

Technical support resources


Technical support is available to customers who have purchased Dell software with a valid maintenance
contract and to customers who have trial versions. To access the Support Portal, go to
http://software.dell.com/support/.
Dell SonicWALL Administration Guides and related documents are available on the Dell Software Support site
at https://support.software.dell.com/release-notes-product-select.
The Support Portal provides self-help tools you can use to solve problems quickly and independently, 24 hours
a day, 365 days a year. In addition, the portal provides direct access to product support engineers through an
online Service Request system.
The site enables you to:
View Knowledge Base articles at:
https://support.software.dell.com/kb-product-select
View instructional videos at:
https://support.software.dell.com/videos-product-select
Engage in community discussions
Chat with a support engineer
Create, update, and manage Service Requests (cases)
Obtain product notifications

About Dell
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trust and value. For more information, visit www.software.dell.com.

Contacting Dell
Technical support:
Online support
Product questions and sales:
(800) 306-9329
Email:
info@software.dell.com

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Last updated: 2/13/2015
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