Citrix SD-WAN Orchestrator

Adaptive bandwidth detection

Adaptive bandwidth detection is applicable to networks with VSAT, LOS, Microwave, 3G/4G/LTE WAN Links, where the available bandwidth varies based on weather, atmosphere conditions, location, and line of site obstructions.

You can adjust the bandwidth rate on the WAN Link dynamically based on a defined bandwidth range (minimum and maximum WAN link rate) to use the maximum amount of available bandwidth without marking the paths BAD.

  • Greater bandwidth reliability (Over VSAT, Microwave, 3G/4G, and LTE)
  • Greater predictability of adaptive bandwidth over user configured settings

Bandwidth detection topology

This feature needs the Bad loss sensitivity option to be enabled (default/custom) as a prerequisite. You can enable the Bad Loss Sensitivity option under Path or Autopath group.

To enable adaptive bandwidth detection, while configuring sites, navigate to Configuration > Site Configuration > WAN Links > Advanced WAN Options. Select Adaptive Bandwidth Detection and enter a value in the Minimum Acceptable Bandwidth field.

When there is varying bandwidth rate, the percentage of WAN to LAN permitted rate below which the path is marked as BAD. The minimum kbps is different on each side of a virtual path. The value can be in the range 10%-50% and the default being 30%.

Adaptive bandwidth detection

Adaptive bandwidth detection