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Enabling and Configuring WAN Optimization

Aug 09, 2017

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 in the Web Management Interface on the MCN.

Note

You must have a SD-WAN Enterprise Edition license installed to access, enable, configure, and activate WAN Optimization features in your Virtual WAN. SD-WAN Standard Edition does not support these features.

There are two top-level steps for configuring the Optimization section sets and parameters. These are as follows, listed in order of dependency:

  1. Enable WAN Optimization and customize the Defaults configuration, or accept the defaults.

    The Defaults configuration is used as the base Optimization configuration for all sites eligible for WAN Optimization. The Defaults configuration comes pre-configured, and can be customized.

Note

For instructions, see Enabling Optimization and Configuring Default Settings.

     2.  (Optional) Customize the WAN Optimization configuration for each of the individual branch sites, or accept the Defaults sets and settings for each.

          By default, the Defaults configuration is initially applied to each branch site that is eligible for WAN Optimization. WAN Optimization is supported for 1000-EE and 2000-EE hardware appliances, only. For each supported branch site, you can elect to accept or modify any combination of the Defaults sets and settings, or any subset of these. For instructions, see Configuring Optimization for a Branch Site.

          To complete these steps, you will use the configuration forms the Optimization section of the Configuration Editor. The Optimization section is organized as follows:

          -  Defaults – The Defaults branch contains the following child branches, which in turn contain one or more forms for configuring their respective sets and settings:

               *  Defaults Features

               *  Defaults Tuning Settings

               *  Defaults Application Classifiers (set)

               *  Defaults Service Classes (set)

     -  <Client Site Name> – The Optimization section configuration tree contains a branch for each client node (branch site) that supports WAN Optimization. If a client node is an unsupported appliance model, the site will not be included in the Optimization section configuration tree. Each branch in the tree contains the following child branches, which in turn contain one or more forms for configuring their respective sets and settings:

               *  Defaults Features

               *  Defaults Tuning Settings

               *  Defaults Application Classifiers (set)

               *  Defaults Service Classes (set)

         The below figure shows a simple example of the top and second levels of the Optimization section configuration tree. In this example, the branch site BR-01_K is included, because the site is configured for a 1000-EE appliance.

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The following section provides instructions for enabling WAN Optimization for your Virtual WAN, and configuring the Defaults sets and settings.