VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud: Design and Deploy [V3.x] Training

Customers demand a scalable, secure, and manageable VMware SD-WAN™ by VeloCloud®. To deliver a successful solution you must understand VMware SD-WAN architecture, know how the features can solve customer use cases, and be able to design a VMware SD-WAN that can be easily deployed, managed, and expanded.
Course Details


3 days


  • Completed the VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud: Deploy and Manage course
  • Completed the VMware SD-WAN VTSP Accreditation
  • Deep understanding of routing and switching technologies
  • Deep understanding of security solutions, including VPN technologies

Target Audience

Any Managed Service Provider who is designing VMware SD-WAN solutions or managing SD-WAN networks for their customers.

Skills Gained

  • Explain VMware SD-WAN architecture
  • Outline VMware SD-WAN key components
  • Discuss various Managed Service Provider (MSP) use cases and deployment options
  • Deploy VMware SD-WAN Gateway, and VMware SD-WAN Edge
  • Manage VMware SD-WAN Cloud VPN
  • Design VMware SD-WAN for performance and scalability
  • Configure the Partner Gateway handoff
Course Outline
  • Architecture and Core Features
    • Evaluate the current state of the enterprise WAN and limitations for growth
    • Describe the key components and features of the VMware SD-WAN architecture
    • Explain VMware SD-WAN component placement and interactions between components
    • List VMware SD-WAN core value differentiators
    • Describe VMware SD-WAN core features
    • Evaluate the effect of VMware SD-WAN differentiators on a SD-WAN site deployment
  • VMware SD-WAN MSP use Cases, Deployment Models, and License Models
    • Compare VMware SD-WAN use cases
    • List VMware SD-WAN deployment models
    • Describe each VMware SD-WAN license model
  • Zero Touch Provisioning
    • Provision VMware SD-WAN Edges
    • Describe the workflow of a VMware SD-WAN Edge activation.
    • Provision a VMware SD-WAN Virtual Edge on VMware ESXi™
  • VMware SD-WAN Cloud VPN
    • Configure the VMware SD-WAN Cloud VPN
    • Consider the availability settings when deploying a Cloud VPN
    • Describe the packet flow in a Cloud VPN
  • Routing and Branch Design
    • Control SD-WAN overlay and underlay route advertisement
    • Overlay flow control
    • Describe best practices when designing VMware SD-WAN with BGP
    • Evaluate branch design options
  • VMware SD-WAN Security
    • Explain VMware SD-WAN security architecture
    • Describe VMware SD-WAN Edge security capabilities
  • High Availability Designs
    • Distinguish between Standard and Enhanced High Availability (HA) and Virtual Router Redundancy Protocol (VRRP)
  • Designing for Performance and Scale
    • List the SD-WAN factors that influence scalability and performance
    • Describe VMware SD-WAN Edge Clustering
  • Standing up a Partner Gateway
    • Describe VMware SD-WAN Gateway functionality and roles
    • Provision a VMware SD-WAN Gateway from VMware SD-WAN Orchestrator
    • Demonstrate the procedure to install a VMware SD-WAN Gateway on ESXi
    • Describe how BGP works together with a Partner Gateway hand-off
  • MSP Operations and Version Management
    • Identify the appropriate documentation
    • Demonstrate account management
    • Describe the VMware SD-WAN upgrade sequence
    • Demonstrate a VMware SD-WAN Edge and VMware SD-WAN Gateway upgrade
  • Product Alignment
    • VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud