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New Training: Describe Cisco SD-WAN Components and Edge Platforms

by Team Nuggets
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Published on February 24, 2021

In this 8-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Jeff Kish explores the components of the Cisco SD-WAN architecture: the vEdge, cEdge, vSmart, vBond, and vManage. Watch this new Cisco networking training.

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

This training includes:

  • 8 videos

  • 46 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Intro

  • vEdge and cEdge

  • Cisco’s Edge Portfolio

  • vSmart

  • vBond

  • vManage

  • Review and Quiz

  • BONUS – Catalyst 8000s

What are the Components of a Cisco SD-WAN?

vBond orchestrates vSmart and vEdge/cEdge devices. It provides authentication of new devices and connects them to the vSmart Controller. It is also responsible for discovering vManage.

vManage is the networking management system (NMS) of the SD-WAN and operates in the management plane. You use vManage to configure, manage and troubleshoot your devices. You can also store resources such as licenses and configurations with vManage, and it can then deliver them to devices whenever they're needed.

vSmart exists in the control plane and distributes routing and security information to vEdge or cEdge routers. It also performs best-path-calculations for non-ECMP (equal cost multi-path) routes and advertises the best routes.

vEdge/cEdge are perimeter WAN routers residing in the data plane. They provide connectivity across the SD-WAN and both enforce policies and execute path-based forwarding decisions. vEdge routers run on platforms using ViptelaOS while cEdge routers run on platforms using IOS-XE SD-WAN.

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