Cisco SD-WAN 20.x Sandbox

Solution Overview

The Cisco SD-WAN 20.x Sandbox is a capability of the ATC designed to provide an environment to gain hands on experience with the latest features in the Cisco SD-WAN solution. The environment that supports the Cisco SD-WAN 20.x Sandbox is completely virtual, removing any hardware dependencies associated with physical infrastructure.

Cisco continues to drive innovation in the SD-WAN market by releasing critical features in rapid succession. On April 15, 2020 Cisco released the 20.1/17.2 SD-WAN code that included support for: Multicast Overlay Routing, Per-Tunnel QoS, SSL/TLS Proxy, QoS Monitoring and more! 

And on August 16, 2020 Cisco delivered the 20.3/17.3 SD-WAN release which includes: Dynamic On-Demand Tunneling, NAT DIA Tracker, BGP Community Propagation in OMP, Adaptive QoS and much, much more.

These are just some of the critical features that take Cisco SD-WAN to the next level. And in this sandbox, both 20.1 and 20.3 are available to you to explore on your own.

Goals & Objectives

This is a sandbox environment, giving you the opportunity to explore the latest SD-WAN innovations from Cisco. If you are interested in learning about the new features, review the release notes and configuration guides in the links below. A list of suggested learning activities and explorations is included as well.

Hardware & Software

Cisco SD-WAN Software:

  • Version 20.1.12/17.2.1r (active)
  • Version 20.1.2/17.2.2 (software repository)
  • Version 20.3.2/17.3.2 (software repository)

Cisco SD-WAN Devices:

  • 1x vManage
  • 2x vSmart
  • 2x vBond
  • 5x cEdge CSR1000v
  • 2x vEdge Cloud

Infrastructure Devices

  • 5x CSR1000v
  • 9x Windows 10 Desktop
  • 2x Ubuntu server
  • 2x TrafficJam