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New Training: Configure and Verify SD-WAN Data Policies

by Team Nuggets
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Published on March 10, 2021

In this 8-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Knox Hutchinson explains what data policies really do, how they differ from control policies, and how to implement them. Watch this new networking training.

Watch the full course: Cisco CCNP Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions

This training includes:

  • 8 videos

  • 30 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Introducing Data Policies

  • How Data Policies Are Different

  • Creating Data Policy Lists

  • Creating Data Policy Rules

  • Applying Data Policies

  • Verifying Data Policy Effects

  • Create Protocol-Specific Rules

  • Summarizing Data Policies

What are SD-WAN Policies and How Do They Affect SD-WAN Devices?

SD-WAN Policies govern data traffic flow and configure routing information for devices within an SD-WAN overlay network. SD-WAN policies are broken into two major categories: a Routing Policy and a Data Policy.

A Routing Policy applies rules and configuration over the flow of routing within a network's control pane. This type of policy provides traditional routing policies associated with BGP or OSPF routing protocols. A Data Policy, in comparison, affects the flow of data within a network's data pane.

Further, both of these policies can be configured into a centralized manner, or a localized manner, where a centralized policy will affect network-wide routing and a local policy will affect site-local network routing. In building out these policies, organizations can uniquely define how routing and data are configured within the SD-WAN overlay network, providing granular configuration and control over their network.

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