The optimizer wizard

The Optimizer Wizard is a convenient way to populate the Optimizer with default policies.


Running the Optimizer Wizard will delete any existing Optimizer Policies and Optimizer Configuration.

To start the optimizer wizard:

  1. On your browser, open the Exinda Web UI (https://Exinda_IPInternet protocol_address).
  2. Key-in the User and Password.
  3. Click Login.
  1. Go to Configuration > Optimizer > Wizard.
  2. Select one of the options for each step.
  3. Click Apply.


When asked if you have asymmetric traffic, answer “YES” if the inbound and outbound direction of traffic are flowing through different links. Otherwise, select “NO”.

The first four questions are always the same:

  • Step 1: Do you want to start Optimization when this wizard is completed? - Selecting YES will start the Optimizer service automatically when you complete all the steps in the wizard.
  • Step 2: Do you want to configure optimization policies? - Selecting YES will cause Steps 3 and 4 to appear and will enable tcp-dual-bridge-bypass and monitoring-dual-bridge-bypass. Selecting NO will disable those settings. Selecting UNKNOWN will leave the settings as they are.
  • Step 3: Do you want to accelerate? - Selecting YES will create policies that accelerate WANWide Area Network applications. You must have another Exinda appliance on the WAN for this to work.
  • Step 4: Do you want to apply QoSQuality of Service? - Selecting YES will apply traffic shaping. You must have another Exinda appliance on the WAN for this to work.

Depending on your answers to Steps 3 and 4, the following scenarios are possible: