: Features Introduced in February 2024
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Features Introduced in February 2024

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Features Introduced in February 2024

Learn what’s new in
Prisma SD-WAN
in February 2024.
Learn about the new features introduced in
Prisma SD-WAN
in February 2024.
Where Can I Use This?
What Do I Need?
  • Prisma SD-WAN
  • Prisma SD-WAN
    • Physical and/or virtual ION devices running software versions 6.3.2 or higher.

Site Templates

Prisma SD-WAN
supports creating bulk site configurations that allow you to create tailored site templates that cater to your deployment requirements, allowing you to efficiently deploy branches and data centers at scale. A site template is a predefined blueprint containing a list of variables that encompasses all the necessary configurations for creating fully operational sites and devices. You can deploy multiple sites using an existing template, edit an existing one, or create a new template to deploy sites.
Here's the workflow for creating site templates.
Site Templates are supported on Prisma SD-WAN Controller version 6.3.2 and above and ION device software 5.6 and above.
Device Prestaging
You can pre-provision sites before an ION device is available to accelerate the deployment. The device shell allows you to create elements, visualize the network, and do simple configurations. If you don't have a physical device at the time of deployment, a virtual configuration–device shell–is created associating a device to a site which can be later assigned to a device.

DNS Reachability

Prisma SD-WAN
has supported dynamic probing for TCP applications when it detected 3-way handshake failures. The ION device generates these dynamic probes to verify whether a destination service is up or down on that path. If verified as down, the ION device avoids sending additional user requests for the service on the specific path, while continuing to generate synthetic probes to detect any change in service reachability.
Starting with Release 6.3.2,
Prisma SD-WAN
supports this functionality for UDP DNS traffic along with DNS health visibility also.

Event Optimization

The following deprecated incident codes will no longer be emitted by the controller:
  • APPLICATION_APP_UNREACHABLE
  • NETWORK_VPNBFD_DOWN

Disable Tunnel Reoptimization

Prisma SD-WAN
will periodically check the latency by default when multiple IP addresses or hosts are provided as part of the standard VPN endpoint. If a destination has better latency, it forces a tunnel change (config_change) to reoptimize the connection. As part of Release 6.3.2, users now have the option to disable tunnel reoptimization. In this case, the tunnel destination will change only if there is a failure.

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