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SD-WAN Orchestrator 7.0.0.r2 Administration Guide

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SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA use cases

Although SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA is available with FortiManager, FortiManager also includes SD-WAN network configuration options. You can access the two SD-WAN configuration methods in FortiManager as follows: 

  • FortiManager > Device Manager > Provisioning Templates > SD-WAN Templates
  • FortiManager > Management Extensions > SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA

Each SD-WAN configuration method has its strengths and limitations. The following table summarizes the strengths and limitations of each method and identifies when to use each method.

 

FortiManager SD-WAN

SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA

Strengths

  • Full SD-WAN feature set
  • Scales to 10K plus sites
  • No additional license required
  • VPN overlay and routing automatically configured
  • Simplified provisioning workflow
  • Better SD-WAN charts and graphs

Limitations

  • VPN and routing need separate configurations
  • Supports up to 1000 sites
  • Does not expose all configurations
  • Flexible per appliance license

Best suited to

  • Large, complex SD-WAN deployments
  • Customers requiring advanced WAN remediation
  • NOC and SOC team collaboration
  • Large enterprise, MSSP, and carrier customers
  • Simple SD-WAN deployments
  • Customers looking for intelligent traffic steering
  • Mid-sized enterprise customers

SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA use cases

Although SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA is available with FortiManager, FortiManager also includes SD-WAN network configuration options. You can access the two SD-WAN configuration methods in FortiManager as follows: 

  • FortiManager > Device Manager > Provisioning Templates > SD-WAN Templates
  • FortiManager > Management Extensions > SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA

Each SD-WAN configuration method has its strengths and limitations. The following table summarizes the strengths and limitations of each method and identifies when to use each method.

 

FortiManager SD-WAN

SD-WAN Orchestrator MEA

Strengths

  • Full SD-WAN feature set
  • Scales to 10K plus sites
  • No additional license required
  • VPN overlay and routing automatically configured
  • Simplified provisioning workflow
  • Better SD-WAN charts and graphs

Limitations

  • VPN and routing need separate configurations
  • Supports up to 1000 sites
  • Does not expose all configurations
  • Flexible per appliance license

Best suited to

  • Large, complex SD-WAN deployments
  • Customers requiring advanced WAN remediation
  • NOC and SOC team collaboration
  • Large enterprise, MSSP, and carrier customers
  • Simple SD-WAN deployments
  • Customers looking for intelligent traffic steering
  • Mid-sized enterprise customers