Features in Cisco Viptela SDWAN release 20.10.x

Features in Cisco Viptela SDWAN release 20.10.x

Lets start with the Cisco Viptela SDWAN first and then we will discuss on the new feature sets in Cisco Viptela SDWAN release 20.10.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 

Fig 1.1- Cisco SDWAN with SD-Access

You can also check the updates in the previous releases

Features in Cisco Viptela SDWAN release 20.9.x
Features in Cisco Viptela SDWAN release 20.8.x
Features in Cisco Viptela SDWAN release 20.7.x
Features in Cisco Viptela SDWAN release 20.6.x
Features in Cisco Viptela SDWAN release 20.5.x

Features in Cisco Viptela SDWAN release 20.10.x

So let's talk about what new features has been added on the Cisco Viptela SDWAN release 20.10.x

  • The SD-AVC Cloud Connector Login Process has changed with Cisco Viptela SDWAN version 20.10.x and now needs a cloud gateway URL and a one-time password (OTP) in place of a client ID and client secret.
  • Type6 Encryption in CLI Profile converts some data to device-specific variables or uses Type6 encryption to encrypt strings like passwords.
  • Additional CUBE commands with secure SRST capability that may be included into Cisco IOS XE SD-WAN device CLI templates or CLI add-on feature templates
  • Support for the DHCP client options 124 and 125 has been added in order to set vendor-specific data in client-server communications. Utilize Cisco vManage' s CLI Add-on feature template to configure this functionality.
  • The rate limit for bulk APIs for a Cisco vManage cluster is equal to (rate-limit per node) * (number of nodes in the cluster). Bulk API requests are split up across the cluster nodes using Cisco vManage. With these adjustments, using bulk APIs, you may receive data from a Cisco vManage cluster more quickly.
  • Based on flap-cycle characteristics or Service-Level Agreement (SLA) criteria, automatically suspend unstable Cisco SD-WAN BFD sessions. Additionally, you may keep an eye on the BFD sessions that have been paused and manually restart them.
  • Flexible NetFlow BFD measurements of loss, delay, and jitter may be generated by exporting data to an outside collector. Enhanced monitoring and quicker network condition data collecting are provided by this feature. Configure an export interval for the BFD metrics when you allow export of those data.
  • The Cisco vManage feature of Multiple IdPs for Single Sign-On Users allows you to setup up to three IdPs to give single sign-on users of Cisco vManage access at various levels.
  • Up to 12,500 Cisco SD-WAN devices can scale with a single overlay of Cisco SD-WAN. SAIE and DPI are enabled on the devices to ensure smooth operation.
  • You may do speed testing and assess the bandwidths on Cisco IOS XE SD-WAN devices and iperf3 servers thanks to Speed Test enhancements.
  • The underlay measurement and tracing services (UMTS) capability offers insight into the tunneling routes between nearby and distant Cisco IOS XE SD-WAN Devices (the physical devices that compose the network). The route comprises all nodes between the two devices for a certain tunnel. UMTS may be enabled with Cisco vManage. In Cisco vManage and Cisco vAnalytics, you may access the details about the path that was generated.
For more updates, please check the release notes below