SD-WAN Plugin Support for Advanced Routing Engine
Configure PAN-OS SD-WAN with the Advanced Routing Engine.
Advanced Routing Engine allows the firewall to scale and provide stable, high-performing, and highly available routing functions to large data centers, ISPs, enterprises, and cloud users. The Advanced Routing Engine relies on industry-standard configuration methodology, which facilitates the administrator tasks. It allows the creation of profiles that are used for different functions (such as, filtering, redistribution, and metric changes), all of which can be used across logical routers. These profiles provide finer granularity to filter routes for each dynamic routing protocol and improve route redistribution across multiple protocols.
You’ll need the following to configure advanced routing engine on SD-WAN:
Firewalls running PAN-OS Release
11.0 and later
3.1.0 and later
The Panorama SD-WAN plugin 3.1.0 can concurrently manage firewalls using the Advanced Routing Engine and firewalls using the legacy routing engine. The benefit is that you can migrate select managed firewalls to the new Advanced Routing Engine while still maintaining your current legacy routing engine configuration on others.
While the SD-WAN plugin 3.1.0 manages a firewall regardless of the routing engine, only one routing engine configuration can be in effect at a time on a managed firewall. You can use the
Advanced Routingoption to enable or disable the advanced routing engine. Each time you change the engine that the firewall uses (you enable or disable Advanced Routing to access the advanced engine or legacy engine, respectively), you must commit the configuration and reboot the firewall for the changes to take effect.
- Add your hub and branch firewalls as managed devices to the PanoramaTMmanagement server.
- Make a backup of your current configuration before you enable Advanced Routing.
- In theDevicesection, select appropriate template stack from theTemplatecontext drop-down.
- SelectandCommitCommit to Panoramacommityour changes.
- Commit and push your configuration changes to your managed firewalls.Push to Devicesto view the logical routers added in the selected SD-WAN firewalls.
- SelectandCommitPush to DevicesEdit Selections.
- SelectTemplatesand choose the templates stack and template from the list.
- EnableForce Template Valuesto overwrite local configuration with the updated template values. Before you use this option, check for overridden values on the firewalls to ensure your commit does not result in any unexpected network outages or issues caused by replacing those overridden values.
- ClickOKandPushto devices.
- Log back into the firewall.
- SelectNetwork.Notice the menu items, which are more industry-standard and more detailed than the single item (Virtual Routers) on the legacy menu.RoutingincludesLogical RoutersandRouting Profiles, which includeBGP,BFD,OSPF,OSPFv3,RIPv2,Filters, andMulticast.
- According to our design requirement, the logical router name must be the same as the virtual router name for the same template when using the advanced routing engine. This means that hubs and branches have always the same router name. When manually creating logical routers rather than using a migration script, you must make sure the logical router name and virtual router name are the same.
- Select virtual or logical router in your SD-WAN deployment.Select, to add an SD-WAN device (SD-WAN hub or branch firewall) to be managed by the Panorama management server.PanoramaSD-WANDevicesIn addition to existing configuration options for adding an SD-WAN device, you can now select a logical router (for advanced routing engine) or virtual router (for legacy engine) for aRouter Name. It is important that the logical router name and the virtual router name are same for the same template when using the advanced routing engine.Select theRouter Name(logical or virtual router) to use for routing between the SD-WAN hub and branches:
- If the virtual router and logical router names are the same, then theRouter Namedisplays one name.
- If virtual router and logical router names are different, then theRouter Namedisplays both virtual and logical router name. You can select either virtual router (for legacy engine) or logical router (for advanced routing engine) based on your requirement.
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