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Features in Cisco Viptela SDWAN release 20.7.x

Features in Cisco Viptela SDWAN release 20.7.x

Lets start with the Cisco Viptela SDWAN first and then we will discuss on the new feature sets in Cisco Viptela SDWAN release 20.7.x

Cisco Viptela SDWAN
SD-WAN so called Software Defined WAN solution, where control plane or management plane is separated from the physical devices, while in the Viptela solution we have following architecture, where we have data-plane on the physical devices (obviously), Control Plane by VSmart or VBond Management tool, Management Plane via VManage and Orchestration plane.

Fig 1.1- Cisco Viptela ZTP

Features in Cisco Viptela SDWAN release 20.7.x
So let's talk about what new features has been added on the Cisco Viptela SDWAN release 20.7.x

  • ARP-based Automatic IP Detection for Day 0 WAN Interfaces lets devices discover IP addresses and default gateways automatically when there is no DHCP server present. PnP onboarding begins when the WAN interface of the device is assigned an IP address and a PnP server is contacted.
  • Certificate Revocation revokes enterprise certificates from devices based on a certificate revocation list that Cisco vManage obtains from a root certificate authority.
  • For Cisco SD-WAN controllers such as Cisco vSmart Controller, Cisco vBond Orchestrator, and Cisco vManage, DigiCert Migration replaces the Symantec Certificate Authority (CA) server with a Digicert Certificate Authority server.The certificates provide protection, verification, and authentication of the identity of organizations and domains.
  • TCP/UDP Endpoint tracker and Dual Endpoint Static route tracker for Cisco vEdge devices enables you to configure the TCP/UDP individual Endpoint static route tracker and to configure tracker group with IPv4, TCP/UDP Dual Endpoint static route trackers for service VPNs to enhance the reliability of the probes.
  • In order to ensure traffic symmetry, VRRP Interface Tracking for Cisco vEdge devices allows the edge to be set as active or standby based on WAN interface and SIG events and increases the TLOC preference value on a new VRRP active.
  • Feature Templates: Granular Role-Based Access Control introduces greater levels of granularity in assigning permissions based on role. You can use this to allow tenants to manage network configurations themselves. These permissions can be assigned by network administrators and managed service providers to their customers.
  • Disaster Recovery User Password Change lets you change the disaster recovery user password for disaster recovery components from the Cisco vManage Disaster Recovery window.
  • Cisco CXP Gateway Support for Internet Exit through Service VPN Interfaces adds support for enabling SaaS in service VPN interfaces in Gateway sites.
  • Support for Cisco VM Image Upload in qcow2 Format allows you to upload a virtual machine image to Cisco vManage in qcow2 format. Earlier, you could upload only a prepackaged image file in tar.gz format.
  • On a CSP device of a colocation cluster, Packet Capture for Cloud onRamp Colocation Clusters captures packets at the physical interface level (PNIC) or the virtual interface level (VNIC).On the same device or on different devices with different browsers, you can capture packets from one or more PNICs or VNICs at once. It allows you to gather information about the packet format, which is useful for analyzing applications, securing networks, and troubleshooting

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