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Evolve Your WAN Infrastructure

Deploy Cisco Intelligent WAN (IWAN) faster with lab-tested design guidance. (PDF - 5.3 MB)

Evolve Your WAN Infrastructure

Cisco Validated Designs (CVDs) provide system designs based on common use cases or current engineering system priorities. They incorporate a broad set of technologies, features, and applications to address customer needs. Cisco engineers have comprehensively tested and documented each CVD to help ensure faster, more reliable, and fully predictable deployment.

Cisco Validated Designs include:

  • Foundation design guides for WAN and remote site
  • Best practices for cloud-managed branch deployments
  • Infrastructure virtualization using Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
  • And much more

Foundation Design Guides

Cloud-Managed Branch Guides

Infrastructure Virtualization Guides

Additional Guides

Cisco Validated Profile (CVP) guides provide coverage details for:

  • Profile topologies
  • Hardware and software features
  • Typical end-to-end use cases

These are tested by Cisco as complete systems.

The CVD guides below have been superseded by newer guides. This archive is maintained as a convenient reference for organizations that have implemented the designs in these older guides. For new implementations, we strongly recommend that you use the most recent CVD guides for enterprise WAN.