The auto sync method of uploading your devices to Cisco vManage can be used for both, deployments that include cloud controllers
and deployments that include on-premises controllers, provided that Cisco vManage is able to connect with the Plug n Play
How the Auto Sync Option Works with Cisco PnP
After the Cisco team has configured and deployed the Cisco SD-WAN controllers, an email, which includes the Cisco vManage
information associated with the order is sent. To add devices to the overlay network in such a case, follow these steps:
Log in to Cisco vManage using the default credentials (admin/admin).
To transfer device information from Cisco PnP portal to Cisco vManage, sync your Smart Account or Virtual account in Cisco
vManage. You need Cisco credentials of the Virtual Account administrator role for this step. For more information and the
detailed procedure, see Upload WAN Edge Router Serial Numbers from Cisco Smart Account.
Every time you add new devices to the PnP portal, you need to resync Cisco vManage with the Smart Account or the Virtual Account
for the new devices to appear in Cisco vManage.
After the device information is transferred to Cisco vManage, you can configure Cisco SD-WAN overlay.
How the Auto Sync Option Works with ZTP
If your supported WAN edge devices are registered with Cisco Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP), the device onboarding is automated
and concludes with the devices being authenticated by the Cisco vBond orchestrator.
With ZTP, after a device is unboxed, connect its WAN port to the network, ensuring that the IP settings from DHCP are configured.
This includes configuring the IP address, mask, gateway, and DNS. The device then looks for the ZTP server, which is aware
of the Cisco PnP portal inventory. The ZTP server then authenticates the device and redirects it to the Cisco vBond orchestrator
for further authentication.
How Quick Connect Displays Devices Onboarded Using the Auto Sync Option
If you upload devices to Cisco vManage using one of the auto sync options (through Cisco ZTP or Cisco PnP), at the end of
the Quick Connect workflow, your devices appear in the Cisco vManage dashboard, accessible from
Cisco vManage Release 20.6.x and earlier: If you upload devices to Cisco vManage using one of the auto sync options (through
Cisco ZTP or Cisco PnP), at the end of the Quick Connect workflow, your devices appear in the Cisco vManage dashboard, accessible