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SD-WAN Orchestrator 6.4.0 Administration Guide

6.4.0
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Planning your network

While individual network requirements might vary, you should consider the following principles when planning your network topology:

  • Regions - Depending on how your network is structured geographically, you might need multiple regions.
  • Devices - Each FortiGate device should be added to its corresponding region. In addition, each FortiGate device must be able to connect to FortiManager.
  • Hub and edges - You can identify one FortiGate device from each region to act as a hub. Each region can have only one hub device, but multiple edge devices are allowed in each region.

    SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA automatically establishes overlays between all hubs. Each hub also establishes tunnels to every edge device in the same region.

    If you choose not to identify a hub device, SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA does not set up an overlay network for the region.

Planning your network

While individual network requirements might vary, you should consider the following principles when planning your network topology:

  • Regions - Depending on how your network is structured geographically, you might need multiple regions.
  • Devices - Each FortiGate device should be added to its corresponding region. In addition, each FortiGate device must be able to connect to FortiManager.
  • Hub and edges - You can identify one FortiGate device from each region to act as a hub. Each region can have only one hub device, but multiple edge devices are allowed in each region.

    SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA automatically establishes overlays between all hubs. Each hub also establishes tunnels to every edge device in the same region.

    If you choose not to identify a hub device, SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA does not set up an overlay network for the region.