New Training: Configure SD-WAN Application Aware Routing
In this 7-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Knox Hutchinson explains the components of Application Aware routing, and configures policies that dynamically adjust routes for applications. Watch this new networking training.
Watch the full course: Cisco CCNP Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions
This training includes:
26 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
Introducing App-Aware Route Policies
How App-Aware Policies Really Work
Building Application Lists
Creating Application Rules
Apply the Application Policy
Verify the Policy Effects
Summarizing App-Aware Policies
Application Aware Policies in the SD-WAN Can Improve Service Levels
Software-defined networking has become much more powerful in the enterprise environment. With businesses spanning long distances, network engineers need a way to control network flow through their wide area network (WAN). One of the tools they can use to do that is application-aware policies.
Application-aware policies recognize data sent to and from applications themselves. Networking equipment is smart enough to understand that data belongs to a specific application at the layer 7 level instead of analyzing network traffic at a lower level. With that understanding, the network can intelligently route traffic through different parts of the WAN to maintain a specified service level.
Application-aware policies for the SD-WAN can:
Lower bandwidth costs
Improve application performance without upgrading bandwidth
Improve application reliability and consistency
Simplify IT management
To effectively use application policies on a software-defined WAN, network administrators will need to understand how to build these policies, how to build application lists, how to apply application policies, and how to verify the effects of application policies.