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Tools of the trade in running network devices


Running a SD-WAN network with network devices the simplest method to configure them is not to use a screen and keyboard. It is using the good old fashioned rollover cable attached directly to a laptop. Most networking kit support it.

You can buy the rollover cable and the USB/serial connector. This is typically used with a console terminal program such as Putty on Windows.

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It is also possible to insert these into a SD-WAN edge and then connect it to an on premise router/firewall/switch as a means of out of band configuration.

Ronald works connecting Internet inhabiting things at Fusion Broadband

This article was originally published over on LinkedIn:  Tools of the trade in running network devices


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