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Does the Cisco 8300 actually support VTI

hi there - 


I have a customer that ordered Cisco 8300 Series Cat to replace the C9200.  Their expectation is to support some kind of IPSec.  Either as a crypto map [old school] or VTI.  I can't find any thing in the doc's that support that technology.


Where else should I be looking?






Rob Ingram
VIP Expert

@Steytler the datasheets for the 8300 aren't very helpful and don't explictly state it, but assuming you are using the normal IOS-XE image it supports DMVPN and FlexVPN (VTI). Note that Policy Based VPN (crypto maps) have been depreciated from version 17.6.6


There isn't a 'normal' ios xe code for the 8300.  There is DNA...SDWAN...and universal[no payload encryption].  So then the choice is to purchase the SDWAN code and leave it in autonomous I suppose????



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But BTW you must connect cisco for final decision, there is chance that order something that not fit your require.

I did see that and what came to mind was the 'autonomous' mode.


If we get a box with the sd-wan code and leave it in autonomous do we get all the routing features and can create VTI's?


I know - a call to cisco.  My customer purchased these devices prior to me coming aboard and was told they would do payload encryption. No controllers and/or other services purchased.

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