This topic describes the default virtual service appliance deployment, where the Layer 2 concentrator and WAN optimization appliances route stretched traffic through the Hybrid Cloud Gateway. The default configuration applies WAN Optimization (if installed) and intelligent routing.

Installation Components in Single Path Configuration illustrates the single-path configuration.

The benefits of this default configuration are:

Installation Components in Single Path Configuration

Lower encryption overhead (enabling better performance)

Improved cryptography (IPSEC Suite B, instead of SSL)

WAN Optimization

Fewer IP addresses consumed if the default configuration is used