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After you have installed the SD-WAN software and licenses, you can configure SD-WAN appliance settings to start managing your network and deployment.

The SD-WAN appliance configuration includes the following:

Configure MCN: The MCN serves as the distribution point for the initial system configuration and any subsequent configuration changes. You perform most upgrade procedures through the Management Web Interface on the MCN. There can be only one active MCN in a Virtual WAN. By default, appliances have the pre-assigned role of client. To establish an appliance as the MCN, you must first add and configure the MCN site, and then stage and activate the configuration and appropriate software package on the designated MCN appliance.

Configure Branch: The procedure for adding a branch site is very similar to creating and configuring the MCN site. However, some of the configuration steps and settings do vary slightly for a branch site. In addition, once you have added an initial branch site, for sites that have the same appliance model you can use the Clone (duplicate) feature to streamline the process of adding and configuring those sites. As with creating the MCN site, to set up a branch site you must use the Configuration Editor in the Management Web Interface on the MCN appliance. The Configuration Editor is available only when the interface is set to MCN Console mode.

Configure virtual path between MCN and branch sites: Configure the Virtual Path Service between the MCN and each of the client (branch) sites. To do this, you will use the configuration forms and settings available in the Connections section configuration tree of the Configuration Editor.

Enable and configure WAN optimization: The section provides step-by-step instructions for enabling and configuring SD-WAN Enterprise Edition WAN Optimization features for your Virtual WAN. To do this, you will use the Optimization section forms in the Configuration Editor of the Web Management Interface on the MCN.


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