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ThousandEyes integrations with Cisco SD-WAN

Today we are going to talk about the new announcement of ThousandEyes integrations with Cisco SD-WAN. With the new launch IOS-XE version of the Cisco SDWAN cEdge devices, ThousandEyes agent will be included as a containerized application within Cisco Catalyst 8300 and 8200 Series Edge Platforms and Cisco 4000 Series Integrated Service ISR Routers.

Cisco ThousandEyes agent will be enabled across every SD-WAN site through the vManage console. The version of vManage will be used for this enablement is 20.6. Still we have vManage/vSmart/vBond of 20.5 and waiting for the release of 20.6 ( Next release for vManage/vSmart/vBond).

Fig 1.1- SDWAN+ThousandEyes

Check out the release on below link
https://software.cisco.com/download/home/286320995/type/286321394/release/

Earlier, ThousandEyes integration with Cisco Catalyst switches where it will be there in flash of the Catalyst switches, we talked about that earlier as well, Take a look on that article
https://www.thenetworkdna.com/2021/04/cisco-catalyst-9000-switches-integrated.html

Benefits of this integration

  • ThousandEyes integration with Cisco SD-WAN comes with single agent to route traffic via the SD-WAN overlay, as well as across the network underlay via direct Internet access (DIA).
  • Correlated network overlay and underlay visibility, alongside end-to-end application performance, provides WAN operations teams the actionable insight they need to quickly identify and resolve issues and to implement optimizations that improve user experience and vendor management.
  • Now you have more monitoring on the Application and get better Experience Wherever the Application is Hosted
  • The visibility between on-Prem SDWAN and the cloud hosted sdwan instance get sorted through the ThousandEyes intergration.

Will come up with the next article in details how it works while integrated with Cisco SDWAN solution. Stay tuned 

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