Prerequisites for NFVIS WAN Edge Onboarding
Ensure that the following prerequisites are met before proceeding with the WAN Edge onboarding process:
The NFVIS WAN Edge device has reachability to the Cisco vBond orchestrator and Cisco vManage.
The authorized WAN Edge device whitelist is uploaded on all SD-WAN controllers by adding and associating the WAN edge devices with a vBond controller profile in the PnP portal. The whitelist provision file can be downloaded from the PnP portal and uploaded to Cisco vManage or synchronized to Cisco vManage using the Sync Smart Account option. Cisco vManage later distributes this whitelist to the additional controllers.
Software WAN Edge devices deployed in virtual environment do not have chassis or serial number. For such devices, PnP server generates a unique serial number when the software device is added in the PnP portal.
The WAN Edge device must be in Valid or Staging certificate state.
In Cisco vManage, navigate to Configuration > Devices > WAN Edge List, identify the WAN Edge device. Under the Validity column, verify the device is in either Valid or Staging state.
A WAN Edge device within Staging state will establish only control connections with the SD-WAN controllers. Data plane connections are not established across WAN Edge devices. To fully onboard the device, the device state must be moved from Staging to Valid. In Cisco vManage, under Configuration > Certificates > WAN Edge List, select the WAN Edge device(s) and change the state to Valid under the Validity column and click Send to Controllers.
The WAN Edge device must be running NFVIS software.