Let us learn about the Prisma SD-WAN sites and devices.
Prisma SD-WAN Sites include branch offices
and data centers that you wish to have in your wide area network.
You can set up users and services in a branch. You can host enterprise
applications and services in a data center.
The Prisma SD-WAN branch ION device is typically
the branch's gateway. You can connect the Prisma SD-WAN to a Layer
2 or Layer 3 switch for LAN connectivity.
The Prisma SD-WAN solution provides a complete
separation of the control and data planes. If a branch device loses
connectivity with the controller, the ION device can continue to
function independently. If the ION device loses connectivity with
the controller, it still maintains the Prisma SD-WAN secure VPNs
and rotates the unique session keys for each VPN every hour for
up to 72 hours.
ION devices are available in both hardware and
software form factors that meet the needs of any location and any
deployment scenario. You can deploy Prisma SD-WAN ION devices in
Analytics Mode and Control Mode.
To deploy Prisma SD-WAN, set up your branch, data
center sites and claim, assign, and configure the ION devices for
Read on to know more about the setup of your branch and data
center sites, configure ports and interfaces, use of external services
for monitoring, how to return a faulty ION device by following the
Returned Merchandise Authorization (RMA) wizard, and how to upgrade
the ION device software: