With SDWAN Orchestration, it is very easy to auto-provision and remotely manage your network appliances and modify configurations. It allows users to easily configure a complex network design through a Graphical UI. Device CLI will be auto-generated and pulled by Gateway/SD-Branch devices after the user saves the configurations and clicks the button. SDWAN Topology Graph is provided for quick display of link issues and easy access to all the appliances.
- All hosts must be pre-created in ‘ADMIN > Hosts‘, See ‘Add Host‘ Page
Major steps to configure SDWAN:
- Select the Entity by clicking on button at the top right corner.
- all the Hosts of the selected entity will be available for the orchestration configuration.
- Configure Entity Host as Gateways and Edge devices (CPE), See ‘Add New Gateway‘ Page.
- Create and apply ‘Config Template‘ (eg. firewall/Wireless/Hotspot Templates) to Gateways/Edges (optional) See ‘Global Settings‘ Page.
- Click the button at the top right corner to update CLI commands for all the Gateways/Edges.
- Gateways/Edges will auto pull and apply the latest CLI changes after the ‘Apply Config‘ button is pushed.
The overall SDWAN configuration is summarized in the SDWAN Topology Graph, which can be accessed by clicking the ‘MFUSION CLOUD >Monitoring > SD-WAN tab‘. See ‘SDWAN Topology‘ Page.
Save Changes vs Apply Config
In SDWAN Orchestration, most UI pages contain and buttons.
‘Save Changes’ saves the current UI settings and updates the SD-WAN Topology. Make sure to click the ‘Save Changes’ button after every UI changes you make to the Gateway/Edge device.
‘Apply Config’ button will update CLI commands of all the Gateways/Edges within the selected Entity, based on the last saved UI settings.
Auto Apply CLI changes to all Gateways/Edges
After clicking ‘Apply Config’, Gateways/SD-Branch will auto pull the latest CLI changes and apply them. The device configuration change will usually be pulled within the 1-minute interval and the ‘SDWAN Push Config Logs’ pop-up appears, where the user can view the latest pushed config to the Gateway / SD-Branch.
User can expand to view the detailed configuration by clicking the button, and analyze Config Difference (CLI changes) between the current and old CLI versions by clicking the icon or by navigating to the ‘Configs Tab > History’ menu. See Image 2 below.
By default, the Config Difference shown is only for CLI changes that are to be pulled by Gateways/SD-Branch.
User can select any two versions of the Device Config to compare in ‘Compare Config‘ section
In SDWAN Orchestration, Gateway / SD-Branch UI pages contain ‘Host menu‘ icon to perform various task.
The Gateway and SD-Branch device has similar menus except Web Management option, which is available only for Hotspot Gateway (VM / Cloud / Appliance)
Gateway / SD-Branch – Host Menu
User can find the below Host menu of the Gateway & SD-Branch
Gateway Host menu
SD-Branch Host menu
The fields of Gateway / SD-Branch Host menu are summarized below:
|02||Ping Test||Ping Test menu can be used for quality measurements of the Internet/network connection.|
|03||Traceroute||Traceroute menu computer network diagnostic commands for displaying possible routes (paths)|
|04||Throughput Test||Throughput Test menu is for testing the performance of a wireless or wired network|
|05||Provisioning||Provisioning menu allows user to edit the provisioned Host|
|06||Web-Management||Web-Management menu allows to login to the Hotspot Gateway GUI|
|07||Running Config||This menu open the existing command line code of the Host|
|08||Resync Config||Resync Config menu overwrites the mfusion GUI config to Host|
|09||Upgrade Firmware||This menu allows to upgrade the Host firmware|
|10||Reboot||This menu allows to reboot the host|