SD-WAN Features

PAN-OS 10.0 supports SD-WAN with new features.
SD-WAN features in PAN-OS 10.0.
These upcoming SD-WAN feature are in preview mode and are considered Beta and are not yet supported.
New SD-WAN Features
Description
SD-WAN Forward Error Correction
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Preview Mode Only
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When both endpoints of a VPN tunnel are PAN-OS firewalls that use forward error correction (FEC), the receiving tunnel endpoint can recover lost packets before the link needs to fail over to a better path. Thus, FEC at the network level allows you to maintain a high-quality application experience in your SD-WAN. FEC is especially helpful for applications that are sensitive to packet loss, such as voice and video streaming.
SD-WAN Packet Duplication
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Preview Mode Only
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When both endpoints of a VPN tunnel are PAN-OS firewalls that use packet duplication, and two such tunnels to the same destination exist, the source firewall sends the same packets for an SD-WAN flow over both tunnel links. The destination tunnel endpoint receives the first packet successfully and discards the duplicate packet. Packet duplication allows the receiving firewall to mitigate poor network conditions before the link needs to fail over to a better path, although packet duplication uses twice the bandwidth for every flow because it duplicates all packets. Packet duplication allows you to maintain a high-quality application experience in your SD-WAN. Packet duplication is especially helpful for applications that are sensitive to packet loss, high latency, or jitter, such as voice and video streaming.
SaaS Application Path Monitoring
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Preview Mode Only
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PAN-OS 10.0.2 now allows SD-WAN to accurately monitor and measure the health of SaaS and Cloud application path to ensure reliability and user experience. When you have an SD-WAN firewall with Direct Internet Access (DIA) link, SD-WAN fails over to a higher performance path based on accurate measurements of the path health quality.
SD-WAN visibility and monitoring now reflect the SaaS measurements for latency, jitter, and packet loss for Direct Internet Access (DIA) links.
Application and Link Performance Monitoring
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Preview Mode Only
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SD-WAN monitoring and visibility now allow you to better understand the effectiveness of Forward Error Correction (FEC) and packet duplication for paths with degraded health metrics.

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