SD-WAN Overlay Tunnel and Route Orchestration

To simplify branch deployments, the Aruba SD-Branch solution provides support to the SD-WAN Software-Defined Wide Area Network. SD-WAN is an application for applying SDN technology to WAN connections that connect enterprise networks across disparate geographical locations. Orchestrator service for automatically setting up IPsec Internet Protocol security. IPsec is a protocol suite for secure IP communications that authenticates and encrypts each IP packet in a communication session. tunnels between the Branch Gateways and VPNCs provisioned in an Aruba Central account.

The SD-WAN Wide Area Network. WAN is a telecommunications network or computer network that extends over a large geographical distance. Orchestrator supports the following functions:

  • Tunnel Orchestration—The SD-WAN Orchestrator automates tunnel configuration between the branch and hub sites. The service can be enabled globally or for individual groups in Aruba Central.
  • Route Orchestration—The SD-WAN Orchestrator automates the route advertisement and redistribution process by routing information learnt from each connected branch in a dynamic way.
  • Overlay Tunnel and Route Monitoring—The SD-WAN Orchestrator service also includes a dashboard that displays detailed information about the orchestrated tunnels and routes.

The tunnel and route orchestrations run on the Gateway Foundation license. If the gateway's license expires or if the gateway is unlicensed, the tunnel and route orchestrations continue to work without impacting the network.

For more information on SD-WAN Orchestrator, see the following topics: