[How To] Cisco SD-WAN - Onboarding a Catalyst 8000v

I've been getting a handful of questions lately on the process of bringing a Cisco Catalyst 8000v or CSR 1000v into an SD-WAN environment. So I figured maybe I should put something together to share. On a related note - I've been debating for a while doing a blog and/…

[How To] Connect Cisco SD-WAN to Umbrella SIG/SWG

In this post, we'll walk through configuring a Cisco Viptela SD-WAN network to integrate with Cisco Umbrella's Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) & Secure Web Gateway (SWG). If you're interested in reading more about what SIG & SWG are, please check out my last post where I walked through this integration…

[How To] Connect Meraki MX to Umbrella SIG/SWG

In today's blog post - we'll be checking out how to integrate a Meraki MX firewall to Cisco's Umbrella Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) & Secure Web Gateway (SWG) services. Interested in seeing how to do this with Cisco Viptela SD-WAN? Check out this post Note: This integration is still rather…

Getting Started with IOS-XE Guestshell

This post has been on my backlog for a while... I've been intermittently trying out the IOS-XE guestshell feature for a few different projects, and never feeling like any of them were good enough to write about. So why not just write about guestshell itself? It's such a nifty tool.…

[How To] Upgrade a Cisco SD-WAN Network

I have a local Cisco SD-WAN lab environment running at home, which was built in EVE-NG. It's what I use whenever I need to test something for a customer, or just play around with the templates or APIs. I'm planning on spending some hands-on time with new features soon, along…