Customers demand a scalable, secure, and manageable VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud. To deliver a successful solution you must understand VMware SD-WAN architecture, know how the features can solve customer use cases, and be able to design a VMware SD-WAN that can be easily deployed, managed, and expanded.


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Learning Objectives

By the end of this course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:
Explain VMware SD-WAN architecture
Outline VMware SD-WAN key components
Discuss various Managed Service Provider (MSP) use cases and deployment options
Deploy VMware SD-WAN Gateway, and VMware SD-WAN Edge
Manage VMware SD-WAN Cloud VPN
Design VMware SD-WAN for performance and scalability
Configure the Partner Gateway handoff

  • Course Introduction

  • Introductions and course logistics
    Course objectives

  • Architecture and Core Features

  • Evaluate the current state of the enterprise WAN and limitations for growth
    Describe the key components and features of the VMware SD-WAN architecture
    Explain VMware SD-WAN component placement and interactions between components
    List VMware SD-WAN core value differentiators
    Describe VMware SD-WAN core features
    Evaluate the effect of VMware SD-WAN differentiators on a SD-WAN site deployment

  • VMware SD-WAN MSP use Cases, Deployment Models, and License Models

  • Compare VMware SD-WAN use cases
    List VMware SD-WAN deployment models
    Describe each VMware SD-WAN license model

  • Zero Touch Provisioning

  • Provision VMware SD-WAN Edges
    Describe the workflow of a VMware SD-WAN Edge activation.
    Provision a VMware SD-WAN Virtual Edge on VMware ESXi

  • VMware SD-WAN Cloud VPN

  • Configure the VMware SD-WAN Cloud VPN
    Consider the availability settings when deploying a Cloud VPN
    Describe the packet flow in a Cloud VPN

  • Routing and Branch Design

  • Control SD-WAN overlay and underlay route advertisement
    Overlay flow control
    Describe best practices when designing VMware SD-WAN with BGP
    Evaluate branch design options

  • VMware SD-WAN Security

  • Explain VMware SD-WAN security architecture
    Describe VMware SD-WAN Edge security capabilities

  • High Availability Designs

  • Distinguish between Standard and Enhanced High Availability (HA) and Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)

  • Designing for Performance and Scale

  • List the SD-WAN factors that influence scalability and performance
    Describe VMware SD-WAN Edge Clustering

  • Standing up a Partner Gateway

  • Describe VMware SD-WAN Gateway functionality and roles
    Provision a VMware SD-WAN Gateway from VMware SD-WAN Orchestrator
    Demonstrate the procedure to install a VMware SD-WAN Gateway on ESXi
    Describe how BGP works together with a Partner Gateway hand-off

  • MSP Operations and Version Management

  • Identify the appropriate documentation
    Demonstrate account management
    Describe the VMware SD-WAN upgrade sequence
    Demonstrate a VMware SD-WAN Edge and VMware SD-WAN Gateway upgrade


Any Managed Service Provider who is designing VMware SD-WAN solutions or managing SD-WAN networks for their customers.




Deep understanding of routing and switching technologies Deep understanding of security solutions, including VPN technologies Completion of the VMware SD-WAN VTSP Accreditation Completion of the VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud: Deploy and Manage course


Length: 3.0 days (24 hours)


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