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Everything You Need to Know about Deploying Juniper's Contrail SD-WAN Solution
Sep 6, 2018



The days of predictability and slow change on the WAN are gone. Increasingly, it’s hard to predict WAN traffic. Branch managers no longer have the luxury of waiting for months or even years to make changes or deploy new services. In addition, traffic is coming and going on a variety of connections (MPLS, Internet, Mobile) and it’s important for network administrators to have flexibility in how they deploy these different technologies.


A flexible solution such as SD-WAN, where you can intelligently manage your WAN through a single pane of glass, is an important move for anyone who desires long-term cost savings, time savings, security, and sanity.


Of course, as is the case with most positive long-term changes, the short-term impact of making these changes can be painful. There’s the cost of the new products, a huge learning curve, and even if you have the time and money to make it happen, it isn’t always easy to determine what needs to be done for a successful implementation.


We know this and to help you out, Juniper’s team of technical writers and engineers have worked together to create several documents that will make your journey as pain-free as possible.


Check them out:


Contrail SD-WAN Design and Architecture Guide


Intended for network designers, planners, and architects, this guide will give you the information you need to start planning your network in anticipation of implementing Juniper’s Contrail SD-WAN solution.


Featuring over 50 illustrations and diagrams and in-depth coverage of network operations, real-world SD-WAN use cases and architectures, and workflows, this guide will provide an atlas to the world of SD-WAN and will immediately help you bridge the gap between where your network is now and what you need in order to design and implement Contrail SD-WAN in your network.


Contrail Service Orchestration Deployment Guide


Intended for network architects, engineers, and administrators, this guide gives you a comprehensive understanding of how to implement CSO to support the Cloud CPE, Hybrid WAN and SD-WAN solutions.


This guide is richly illustrated and walks you through the solutions, their architectures and topologies, and the tasks involved in their deployment. After you’ve decided on the right solution for you, you can then better understand where to go next with end-to-end walkthroughs that get into the specifics involved.


Contrail Service Orchestration Install and Upgrade Guide


Intended for network engineers and administrators, this guide provides the information you need to install CSO.


CSO supports small, medium and large deployments and we have dedicated a chapter for the hardware, server and VM requirements of each of these.  This guide also covers the CLI and GUI installers as well as instructions on how to upgrade CSO to a later release. Additionally, it includes troubleshooting procedures in case you encounter any problems in the install process.


Contrail Service Orchestration User Guide       


This guide is intended for network engineers after the installation is complete. It provides overviews and procedures to help you understand and perform CSO configuration tasks in the GUI.


We sincerely hope that the work we’ve done on these guides will help you in your job, your company, and your life. Let us know how it’s going, what you think, and if there is anything else we can do to help you. We love hearing from our customers!