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New Training: Identify Cisco SD-WAN Components

by Team Nuggets
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Published on March 9, 2021

In this 9-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Jeff Kish covers the individual components of SD-WAN, the four planes of SD-WAN, deployment models, and more. Watch this new Cisco training.

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This training includes:

  • 9 videos

  • 39 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Intro

  • Data Plane – vEdge

  • Data Plane – cEdge

  • Control Plane – vSmart

  • Orchestration Plane – vBond

  • Management Plane – vManage

  • Controller Deployment Models

  • Cisco SD-WAN Products

  • Review and Quiz

What is Cisco vBond Orchestrator?

Cisco vBond Orchestrator is a component in a Cisco SD-WAN that orchestrates connectivity between other components in the fabric. It is the first point of contact and authentication for other SD-WAN components as they join the fabric, eliminating the need for manual processes.

vBond Orchestrators guides vEdge routers in connecting to vManage and vSmart Controllers. They also inform vSmart controllers when a new vEdge router joins the fabric.

If a vEdge router or vSmart Controller is behind a NAT, a vBond Orchestrator further functions as the initial NAT-traversal orchestrator. It can do this because it is located in a public address space.

vBond Orchestrators maintain a persistent control plane connection with vSmart Controllers in its domain through a DTLS (Datagram Transport Layer Security) tunnel. They also use DTLS connections when communicating with vEdge routers.

In domains with multiple vSmart Controllers, vBond Orchestrators perform load balancing of the vEdge routers connected to the controllers.

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