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VeloCloud Foundations Lab

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Solution Overview
VeloCloud provides a broad SD-WAN feature set including deep application recognition, categorization and policy treatments for traffic prioritization, dynamic path selection, and impairment remediation. It also enables scalable ease of deployment and management.

The VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud solution comprises the following key components: 
  • VeloCloud Edge – SD-WAN appliance or virtual network function enables SD-WAN in the branch; data center appliance is optional. 
  • VeloCloud Orchestrator - multi-tenant, cloud-based, centralized configuration, management and real-time monitoring of the SD-WAN solution. 
  • VeloCloud Gateways - multi-tenant and deployed at top tier network and cloud data centers around the world, providing the option for enterprises to extend VeloCloud SD-WAN technologies to the front doorstep of cloud services and resources around the globe. 
  • VeloCloud Controllers – multi-tenant, cloud-based control of on-premises VeloCloud Edges and VeloCloud Gateways. 

Goals & Objectives

The purpose of the foundations lab is to help you develop proficiency in deploying, managing and monitoring the VeloCloud solution. The lab guide is divided into standalone modules that can be completed independently, providing for flexible consumption by the user. 


The modules included in this version are: 


 

  • Accessing the solution as a hosted option as well as a privately owned deployment.
  • Using the built in monitoring tools.
  • Creating profiles.
  • Deploying a new branch.
  • Business policies configuration.
  • Testing SD-WAN with network impairment.

Hardware & Software

From a topology perspective, this environment consists of a single data center and four branch sites using virtual VeloCloud vEdge appliances interconnected via simulated MPLS and internet clouds. 

This lab is running Velocloud version 3.3.2

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