The Cisco Viptela SD-WAN solution can deployed on a different platforms is called WAN Edge routers, which are available in different resources , Regardless of which deployment is chosen, all WAN Edge routers will be part of the SD-WAN overlay fabric and managed by vManage.
There are two types of platforms that can be deployed as part of Cisco viptela SD-WAN:
Integrated Services Router ISR 4000 and Aggregation Services Router ASR 1000 Series which 's running IOS® XE SDWAN Software.
● Cisco ASR 1000 Series Aggregation Services Routers
● Cisco 1000 Series ISRs
● Cisco 4000 Series ISRs
● Cisco 5400 ENCS
Existing routers must run 17.2.1 or a later release to interoperate with the Cisco IOS XE SD-WAN image. This is because of code changes introduced to support Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD) tunnel building between a vEdge router and Cisco IOS XE based router.
NOTE: Virtual platforms can also run on any hypervisor such as KVM or VMware ESXi.
Feature TEMPLATES & Devices TEMPLATES :-
Feature templates are the building blocks for a device’s configuration. Feature templates has three categories < BASIC INFORMATION , VPN ,OTHER TEMPLATES> once you choose the device model device you will see all the available feature .
features templates categories :
- BASIC INFORMATION templates : AAA , Archive ,BFD ,NTP , OMP , Security , System ..
- OTHER TEMPLATES: Banner , BGP , Bridge , DHCP Server , IGMP , Logging , Multicast , OSPF, etc...
DEVICES Templet :
Device templates contain a devices complete configuration. You can create device templates by collecting all the feature templates which 's you have done for specific device model, device templates allows customers to configure thousands of devices within few seconds.
NOTE: In case of configuration errors, the template configuration rolls back to its previous state.
LAB Configurations :
Configuration ----> Templates ----> features ----> Add Template ---->BFD
WAN Edge OMP
Configuration ----> Templates ----> features ----> Add Template ---->OMP
WAN Edge System
Configuration ----> Templates ----> features ----> Add Template ---->WAN Edge System
Configuration ----> Templates ----> features ----> Add Template ---->NTP