Configuring Optimization for a Branch Site

After you have completed the Defaults configuration, you have the option of customizing the sets and settings for each of the branch sites.

The Defaults sets and settings you just configured are automatically applied to each branch site included in the Optimization section. You can elect to accept the defaults, or customize the configuration for any given branch. The procedures for configuring the Optimization sets and settings for a branch site are the same as for configuring the Defaults, with a few minor differences.

To customize the Optimization configuration for a branch site, do the following:

  1. If you have not done so, open the Optimization section in the Configuration Editor.

    Click the Optimization section heading to open that section.

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    The Optimization section tree contains a branch for the Defaults settings, and a branch for each eligible client site in the current configuration. Optimization is supported for CB 1000-VW and CB 2000-VW clients, only. Consequently, the appliance for a site must be a CB 1000-VW or CB 2000-VW hardware Virtual WAN Appliance for that site to be included in the tree.

  2. Click + to the left of the branch label for the branch site you want to configure.

    This opens the Optimization settings tree for the branch site.

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  3. Click + to the left of the branch label for the Optimization settings you want to configure.

    For example, click + next to the Features branch label to open that configuration category. Opening a category displays the Override Defaults option for that category.

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  4. Click Edit (pencil icon) to the right of the set label to enable editing.

  5. Select the Override Defaults checkbox.

    This reveals the top-level configuration form for that configuration category, and opens it for editing.

    The below image shows an example top-level settings configuration form, in this case for the Features set.

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  6. Enter your configuration changes.

    From this point on, the configuration process for each branch site Optimization category is the same as for the corresponding Defaults section category. For instructions on configuring a particular category of sets or settings, see the appropriate section listed below:

  7. (Optional, recommended) Save the configuration package.

    For instructions on saving and loading a configuration package, see Naming, Saving, and Backing Up the MCN Site Configuration.

You have now completed configuring the Optimization section sets and settings for your Virtual WAN. The next step is to prepare the Virtual WAN Appliance Packages for distribution to the client nodes.

Configuring Optimization for a Branch Site