3 days.


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

Skills Gained

By the end of this course, you should be able to meet the following objectives:

  • 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

Who Can Benefit?

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

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


    Course Introduction

    • Introductions and course logistics
    • Course objectives

    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