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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

SD-WAN central management

When central management is enabled for SD-WAN, you can configure SD-WAN templates and assign the templates to FortiGate devices. SD-WAN templates help you do the following:

  • Deploy a single SD-WAN template from FortiManager across multiple FortiGate devices.
  • Perform a zero-touch deployment without manual configuration locally at the FortiGate devices.
  • Roll out a uniform SD-WAN configuration across your network.
  • Eliminate errors in SD-WAN configuration across multiple FortiGate devices since the SD-WAN template is applied centrally from FortiManager.
  • Monitor network Performance SLA across multiple FortiGate devices centrally from FortiManager.
  • Monitor the performance of your SD-WAN with multiple views.

Using SD-WAN templates consists of the following steps:

  1. Specify the ports where the SD-WAN settings will be applied. See Interface members.
  2. Specify the health-check servers that will monitor the network parameters. See Health-Check Servers.
  3. (Optional) Specify BGP Neighbors.
  4. Create an SD-WAN template that includes the following:
    1. Add zones and interface members - add the Interface Members created in step 1.
    2. Performance SLA - create a Performance SLA. Add the interface member and Health Check Servers.
    3. BGP Neighbors - create BGP neighbors.
    4. SD-WAN Rules - create rules and configure advanced options on network traffic management.

    See SD-WAN templates.

  5. Assign the SD-WAN templates to FortiGate devices. See Assign SD-WAN templates to devices.
  6. Install device settings using the Install Wizard. See Using the Install Wizard to install device settings only.
  7. Go to SD-WAN > Monitor to monitor the FortiGate devices. See Monitor SD-WAN.

The SD-WAN template takes effect on the FortiGate device only after it is installed using the Install Wizard. After installing the SD-WAN template on the FortiGate device, changing settings in SD-WAN, Performance SLA, or SD-WAN Rules locally on the FortiGate device will result in the SD-WAN template on the FortiManager being out of sync with the FortiGate device. You must configure the same settings on the FortiManager SD-WAN template and install it again using the Install Wizard to be in sync with the settings on the FortiGate.

SD-WAN central management

When central management is enabled for SD-WAN, you can configure SD-WAN templates and assign the templates to FortiGate devices. SD-WAN templates help you do the following:

  • Deploy a single SD-WAN template from FortiManager across multiple FortiGate devices.
  • Perform a zero-touch deployment without manual configuration locally at the FortiGate devices.
  • Roll out a uniform SD-WAN configuration across your network.
  • Eliminate errors in SD-WAN configuration across multiple FortiGate devices since the SD-WAN template is applied centrally from FortiManager.
  • Monitor network Performance SLA across multiple FortiGate devices centrally from FortiManager.
  • Monitor the performance of your SD-WAN with multiple views.

Using SD-WAN templates consists of the following steps:

  1. Specify the ports where the SD-WAN settings will be applied. See Interface members.
  2. Specify the health-check servers that will monitor the network parameters. See Health-Check Servers.
  3. (Optional) Specify BGP Neighbors.
  4. Create an SD-WAN template that includes the following:
    1. Add zones and interface members - add the Interface Members created in step 1.
    2. Performance SLA - create a Performance SLA. Add the interface member and Health Check Servers.
    3. BGP Neighbors - create BGP neighbors.
    4. SD-WAN Rules - create rules and configure advanced options on network traffic management.

    See SD-WAN templates.

  5. Assign the SD-WAN templates to FortiGate devices. See Assign SD-WAN templates to devices.
  6. Install device settings using the Install Wizard. See Using the Install Wizard to install device settings only.
  7. Go to SD-WAN > Monitor to monitor the FortiGate devices. See Monitor SD-WAN.

The SD-WAN template takes effect on the FortiGate device only after it is installed using the Install Wizard. After installing the SD-WAN template on the FortiGate device, changing settings in SD-WAN, Performance SLA, or SD-WAN Rules locally on the FortiGate device will result in the SD-WAN template on the FortiManager being out of sync with the FortiGate device. You must configure the same settings on the FortiManager SD-WAN template and install it again using the Install Wizard to be in sync with the settings on the FortiGate.