SD-WAN configuration portability

When configuring SD-WAN, adding interfaces to members is optional.

This allows the SD-WAN to be configured without associating any interfaces to SD-WAN members. It also allows a configuration to be copied directly from one device to another, without requiring the devices to have interfaces with the same names.

After the configuration is created, add interfaces to the members make it functional.

Example 1

In this example, we create a template with two SD-WAN members configured without assigned interfaces that are used in a performance SLA and SD-WAN rule. The template can be used to configure new devices, as in Example 2. Interfaces are then assigned to the members, and the configuration becomes active.

To create the SD-WAN members in the GUI:
  1. Go to Network > SD-WAN, select the SD-WAN Zones tab, and click Create New > SD-WAN Member.
  2. Leave all the settings set to their default values and click OK.

  3. Repeat the above steps to create a second member.

    The empty members are listed on the SD-WAN Zones tab.

    The members are disabled until interfaces are configured, but can still be used in performance SLAs and SD-WAN rules.

To create a performance SLA in the GUI:
  1. Go to Network > SD-WAN and select the Performance SLAs tab.
  2. Click Create New.
  3. Configure the performance SLA, specifying the empty members as participants.

  4. Click OK.
To create an SD-WAN rule in the GUI:
  1. Go to Network > SD-WAN, select the SD-WAN Rules tab, and click Create New.
  2. Configure the rule, adding both members to the Interface preference field:

  3. Click OK.
To assign interfaces to the SD-WAN members in the GUI:
  1. Go to Network > SD-WAN and select the SD-WAN Zones tab.
  2. Edit the first member
  3. Set Interface to an a