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Table of Contents

Administration Guide

SD-WAN overlay templates

Most SD-WAN deployments require complex overlay configurations for datacenter or cloud connectivity. The SD-WAN overlay template includes a wizard to automate and simplify the process using Fortinet's recommended IPsec and BGP templates.

When the SD-WAN overlay template has been configured, it generates the necessary IPsec, BGP and CLI provisioning templates that are required for the creation of your SD-WAN overlays. These provisioning templates are automatically assigned to the SD-WAN branch and hub devices identified in the template's wizard. Provisioning templates created by the SD-WAN overlay template are also automatically organized into template groups for each hub and branch configuration. See Template groups.

To deploy the SD-WAN overlays in your environment, you can install the branch and hub provisioning templates to your devices using the FortiManager Device Manager. See Using the SD-WAN overlay template.

By default, the branch_id metadata variable is created by the template and each SD-WAN branch device must be configured with a unique branch ID value. Additional meta variables can be created for use in the template's text fields to further improve deployment scalability. See ADOM-level metadata variables.

You can configure a new SD-WAN Overlay Template by going to Device Manager > Provisioning Templates > SD-WAN Overlay Templates.

The following options are available:

Create New

Create a new SD-WAN overlay template.

Edit

Edit a template. Right-click a template, and select Edit.

Delete

Delete a template. Right-click a template, and select Delete.

More

View additional options, including the option to clone a template.

Column Settings

Configure which columns are displayed in the SD-WAN overlay template table.

This topic includes the following information:

SD-WAN overlay templates

Most SD-WAN deployments require complex overlay configurations for datacenter or cloud connectivity. The SD-WAN overlay template includes a wizard to automate and simplify the process using Fortinet's recommended IPsec and BGP templates.

When the SD-WAN overlay template has been configured, it generates the necessary IPsec, BGP and CLI provisioning templates that are required for the creation of your SD-WAN overlays. These provisioning templates are automatically assigned to the SD-WAN branch and hub devices identified in the template's wizard. Provisioning templates created by the SD-WAN overlay template are also automatically organized into template groups for each hub and branch configuration. See Template groups.

To deploy the SD-WAN overlays in your environment, you can install the branch and hub provisioning templates to your devices using the FortiManager Device Manager. See Using the SD-WAN overlay template.

By default, the branch_id metadata variable is created by the template and each SD-WAN branch device must be configured with a unique branch ID value. Additional meta variables can be created for use in the template's text fields to further improve deployment scalability. See ADOM-level metadata variables.

You can configure a new SD-WAN Overlay Template by going to Device Manager > Provisioning Templates > SD-WAN Overlay Templates.

The following options are available:

Create New

Create a new SD-WAN overlay template.

Edit

Edit a template. Right-click a template, and select Edit.

Delete

Delete a template. Right-click a template, and select Delete.

More

View additional options, including the option to clone a template.

Column Settings

Configure which columns are displayed in the SD-WAN overlay template table.

This topic includes the following information: