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The best way to use this solution [Cisco Software SD-Access] is in Campus LAN environments, [which] could be small, medium, and large sites, that includes remote branches also. And always use with 3 node (HA) availability. This solution is not appropriate for Data Center environments. This solution is not mean[t] to connect remote sites (the WAN itself). This solution is ideal to achieve high and low level hierarchies of security and connectivity of end users in a network.
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With proper design, VMware NSX can and should be deployed to virtually any VMware virtualization environment, but the deployment should be tailored to the needs of that environment. There isn't really a one size fits all deployment design for all environments. That versatility is what provides its greatest strength to a business.
Read full review Pros Automation, pushing template-based configuration to multiple devices in one push saves time and manpower. Assurance [helps trace] issues related to devices, clients, and provide the troubleshoot as [the] best practices. Segmentation, with the use of the SGT tags, we are able to achieve segmentation and micro-segmentation securely. Read full review End to end encryption on the wire. Micro-segmentation. Integrates well with existing VMWare environment. Integrates well with our existing network. Read full review Cons Documentation: Working in this solution I realized there were missing information details about the fusion device support for nexus. Fusion router: This roll in the fabric should be already integrated in the solution, right now it is configured manually. Bugs: Unfortunately the solution still present a lot of bugs, mainly in the controller. Read full review Interoperability in multi-vendor environments Advanced networking and packet acceleration options can be improved Read full review Support Rating
As far as my experience with SD-Access -I'd say things that can be improved are - better functionality with ISE, ease to understand licensing and better documentation for configuration (add-ons, etc), and licensing.
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Automation, pushing template-based configuration to multiple devices in one push saves time and manpower. Assurance helps trace issues related to devices, clients, and provide the troubleshoot as the best practices. Segmentation, with the use of the SGT tags, we are able to achieve segmentation and micro-segmentation securely.
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We use both
and VMware NSX, and while they have different strengths and capabilities, I would recommend VMware NSX, as it can be used in all VMware environments, without costly physical infrastructure changes.
provides some of the same capabilities, but not all. It's focus relies on physical networking changes.
Read full review Return on Investment Integration with other platforms in a single platform is a great advantage for the user. Saves time in configuring devices on the network Read full review Ability to move workloads more easily with the ability to stretch/move networks across multiple physical locations. The added flexibility allows you to expedite tech refreshes since you're no longer constrained by the hardware. Read full review ScreenShots