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SD-Branch Virtual LAB

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  • 1.  SD-Branch Virtual LAB

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Nov 18, 2020 03:44 AM

    Hi all!

    To get yourself more acquainted with the usage of SD-Branch, there is a SD-Branch from Scratch video series: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLsYGHuNuBZcatX-d4gao2... which walks you through the basic configuration of the SD-Branch solution.

    In the meantime, Central 2.5.2 was released and cool new features such as Hub Mesh were introduced. With the added support for VGW in KVM format it is now possible to deploy these VGW's in an easy manner as well. So you can create your own labs to play and fiddle with SD-Branch!

    To make it easier to get started with Aruba Central and the configuration of the SD-Branch part, I have made a ZTP script that will create all necessary configurations and VGW objects in Central. So now you don't have to do anything other than create the LAB and feed it the user-data.iso files.

    Long story short; in 1 hour you can deploy a full-fletched SD-Branch environment without the need for configuration in Aruba Central. Check out the below videos (one more to come) to try it yourself!

    First video: Setting up the GNS3 LAB
    SD-Branch Virtual Lab - Part 1 - GNS3

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    SD-Branch Virtual Lab - Part 1 - GNS3
    The first video of this short video series about deploying Aruba's SD-Branch solution in a virtual lab environment. In this video the GNS3 lab will be set up...
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    Second video: Kicking off the ZTP script
    SD-Branch Virtual Lab - Part 2 - Deploy

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    SD-Branch Virtual Lab - Part 2 - Deploy
    The second video of this short video series about deploying Aruba's SD-Branch solution in a virtual lab environment. In this video the deployment script will...
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    I would love to hear feedback about the deployment process, any possible enhancements or features that could be incorporated into the lab!

    Regards,

    Mitchell



  • 2.  RE: SD-Branch Virtual LAB

    Posted Nov 18, 2020 05:29 PM
    I wish it was easier to do these lab environment thingies. Maybe unlimited lab licenses for registered customers/partners but with bandwidth limits of something like 10Mbps? We could build complex lab scenarios, and the BW is not really the issue but all the routing/PBR/SD-WAN/DPS stuff is


  • 3.  RE: SD-Branch Virtual LAB

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Nov 19, 2020 05:17 AM
    You can register an account in Aruba Central and you will receive free licenses for testing up to 90 days: https://portal-prod2.central.arubanetworks.com/platform/signup/registration#!/SIGNUP
    There are no further restrictions beside those days and 10 devices. After those 90 days or if the device limit is too restrictive for your use-case you could always reach out to your SE/AM to extend those licenses or create a new account when the license expired.

    That being said, when deploying VGW's either through the use of this canned lab environment or manually, you can test all the routing/PBR/SD-WAN/DPS functions.

    Regards Mitchell




  • 4.  RE: SD-Branch Virtual LAB

    EMPLOYEE
    Posted Oct 25, 2021 12:54 PM
    Hi, I'm trying the LAB, but I have this erro when I trying to run de central_config.py create_vgw:

      File "/Users/gilberto/Documents/ARUBALABS/SDbranch-lab-main/hvenv/lib/python3.8/site-packages/requests/cookies.py", line 399, in _find_no_duplicates

        raise KeyError('name=%r, domain=%r, path=%r' % (name, domain, path))

    KeyError: "name='csrftoken', domain=None, path=None"

    I suppose that the central_config.py was developed with python 3.8 version.

    The other doubt is about "config.cfg" because my Aruba Central demo is in US-WEST-4, and I'm using:

    #Aruba US-WEST-4 cluster

    central_portal = https://portal.central.arubanetworks.com

    central_portal_fqdn = portal.central.arubanetworks.com

    central_instance = https://app1-apigw.central.arubanetworks.com

    central_ui_url  = https://app.central.arubanetworks.com

    central_ui_fqdn  = app.central.arubanetworks.com



    I appreciate so much any help with this error.

    Thanks.



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