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Add Path-Based Steering Profiles

 

A path-based steering profile is an SD-WAN traffic steering profile in which you specify only a path preference for the SD-WAN traffic, and, optionally, rate limiting parameters. You cannot configure service-level agreement (SLA) parameters or path failover criteria in a path-based steering profile.

To add a path-based steering profile:

  1. Select Configuration > Path Based Steering Profiles (in Administration Portal) or Configuration > SD-WAN > Path Based Steering Profiles (in Customer Portal).

    The Path-Based Steering Profiles page appears.

  2. Click the add (+) icon.

    The Add Path Profile page appears.

  3. Enter the path-based steering profile information according to the guidelines provided in Table 1.Note

    Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are mandatory.

  4. Click OK.

    You are returned to the Path-Based Steering Profiles page and a confirmation message indicating that the path-based steering profile was added is displayed. The page refreshes to display the path-based steering profile that you added.

    Note

    After you add a path-based steering profile, you must add an SD-WAN policy intent that references the path-based steering profile, so that profile parameters are applied to SD-WAN traffic.

Table 1: Add Path Profile Settings

Field

Guideline

Name

Enter a unique string that can contain alphanumeric characters and hyphens (-); the maximum length is 15 characters.

Traffic Type Profile

Select a traffic type profile to apply the class-of-service configuration and priority to the path-based steering profile. You can select only traffic type profiles that are enabled.

Path Preference

Select the path (Internet or MPLS) that the SD-WAN traffic should take. The path here refers to the overlay path, which means that traffic will take the overlay tunnel on the WAN link whose type is the same as the path specified.

Advanced Configuration

You can optionally configure parameters for rate limiting the SD-WAN traffic for applications associated with the path-based steering profile.

Maximum Upstream Rate

Enter the maximum upstream rate (in Kbps) for all applications associated with the path-based steering profile.

Maximum Upstream Burst Size

Enter the maximum size (in bytes) of a steady stream of traffic sent at average rates that exceed the upstream rate limit for short periods.

Maximum Downstream Rate

Enter the maximum downstream rate (in Kbps) for all applications associated with the path-based steering profile.

Maximum Downstream Burst Size

Enter the maximum size (in bytes) of a steady stream of traffic sent at average rates that exceed the downstream rate limit for short periods.

Loss Priority

Select a loss priority based on which packets are dropped or retained when network congestion occurs. Packet drops are most likely when the loss priority is High and least likely when the loss priority is Low.