Hey everyone, Happy Friday!
On Fridays, we want to bring to your attention a Juniper SD-WAN feature that you may not be familiar with. Today let's take a look at Config Templates in the Session Smart Router (SSR).
Config Templates are a tool that allow you to easily deploy thousands of SSRs with just a few clicks. All you need to do is:
When you are ready to use the template, just go to your template, select CREATE AN INSTANCE and fill in the values. Lastly, just select Generate Configuration for Selected and voilà, your router configuration is in your Candidate config (still need to Commit).
Here's a demo showing how that is done: Session Smart Routing Demo: Configuration Template
Now, what I described is still pretty manual, so if you need to scale, the SSR has ways of doing that too. You can use Liquid templating language and conditional statements and loops to make it easy to create thousands of instances with few clicks.
My friend @Preetham made a guide to help you learn how to do some advanced templating. You can find that here: Intro to Templating in 128T
He broke down templating into 5 pieces:
So yea, that's Configuration Templating with the SSR in a nutshell. Now, we want to hear from you:
Comment down below and let us know what you think!
One last thing before I leave you, here are some more useful resources on Configuration Templating: