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CCNP Enterprise Core (350-401) Cisco Software Defined Networking

Cisco ENFV: Virtual Network Functions and Appliances

The Cisco NFV solution provides an environment for the virtualisation of both network functions and applications in the enterprise branch.

Both Cisco and third-party VNFs can be onboarded.

Applications running in a Linux server or Windows server environment can be instantiated on top of NFVIS and supported by DNA centre.

Cisco supported VNFs are:

  • Cisco Integrated Services Virtual Router for virtual routing
  • Cisco Adaptive Security Virtual Appliance for a virtual firewall
  • Cisco Firepower Next-Generation Firewall for integrated firewall and instruction detection plus prevention
  • Viptela vEdge
  • cEdge
  • Cisco virtual Wide Area Application Services for virtualied WAN optimisation
  • Cisco virtual wireless LAN controllers for virtualised WLAN controllers

Some examples of third party VNFs are:

  • ThousandEyes
  • Fortinet
  • Palo Alto
  • InfoVista
  • CTERA
  • Windows Server
  • Linux Server

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