SDWOTS: Cisco SD-WAN Operations, Troubleshooting, and Best Practices

SDWOTS: Cisco SD-WAN Operations, Troubleshooting, and Best Practices Certification Training Course Overview

Enroll for 5-day Cisco SD WAN Operations, Troubleshooting and Best Practices (SDWOTS) course from Koenig Solutions accredited by Cisco. This course cover Cisco Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) which is an overlay architecture that overcomes the biggest drawbacks of traditional WAN. 

Through a blend of hands-on labs and interactive lectures, you will learn about how to design, configure and operate a Cisco SD-WAN utilizing any transport (MPLS, Broadband, LTE, VSAT etc.).

Target Audience:

  • Engineering and Planning team evaluating WAN evolution
  • Personnel involved in SD WAN Design, Implementation and Operation
  • Network Operations team with SD WAN solution
  • Cisco partners who sell and support SD WAN solutions

Learning Objectives:

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe how to deploy SD-WAN
  • Configure SD-WAN environment
  • Deploy Plug and Play / Zero-Touch Provisioning
  • Implement SD-WAN Security
  • Configure SD-WAN Policies
  • Deploy, maintain and troubleshoot cEdge devices
  • Operate SD-WAN Devices and software
  • Troubleshoot SD-WAN environment

 

 

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SDWOTS: Cisco SD-WAN Operations, Troubleshooting, and Best Practices (40 Hours) Download Course Contents

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Course Modules

Module 1: Cisco SD-WAN Introduction
  • High-level Cisco SD-WAN Deployment models
  • Application level SD-WAN solution
  • Cisco SDWAN high availability solution
  • Cisco SD-WAN Scalability
  • Cisco SD-WAN Solution Benefits
Module 2: Cisco SD-WAN Orchestration
  • Introduction
  • Introduction
  • vSmart Controller
  • vBond Orchestrator
  • Controller Resiliency Architecture
Module 3: Site Architecture and Deployment Models
  • Site Capabilities
  • cEdge Router
  • Upgrading a current ISR router to support SD-WAN
Module 4: Plug and Play Connect Portal - Zero Touch Provisioning
  • Overview
  • Understanding Cisco Plug and Play Connect Portal
  • cEdge registration, licensing and onboarding
  • Understanding the legacy ZTP Portal for vEdge
  • User Input Required for the ZTP Automatic Authentication Process
  • Authentication between the vBond Orchestrator and a cEdge Router
  • Authentication between the cEdge Router and the vManage NMS
  • Authentication between the vSmart Controller and the cEdge Router
Module 5: Cisco SD-WAN Solution
  • Overlay Management Protocol (OMP)
  • Cisco SDWAN Circuit Aggregation Capabilities
  • Secure Connectivity in Cisco SD-WAN
  • Performance Tracking Mechanisms
  • Application Discovery
  • Dynamic Path Selection
  • Performance Based Routing
  • Dynamic Cloud Access
  • Understanding the Cisco SD-WAN Onramp
  • Understanding Direct Internet Access (DIA) and it’s advantages
  • Zone Based Firewall
  • Umbrella integration
  • SD-WAN security features overview
Module 6: Operations Best Practices
  • Config: Test Configuration Changes Before Committing
  • NAT: Secure Routers Acting as NATs
  • cEdge / vEdge Routers: Connect to the Console Port
  • cEdge / vEdge Routers: Use the Poweroff Command
  • cEdge / Viptela Devices: Site ID Naming Conventions
  • Edge Devices: Using the System IP Address
  • vManage NMS: Disaster Recovery
Module 7: Application Monitoring
  • vManage
  • vAnalytics
  • Ecosystem Partner Solutions
Module 8: Troubleshooting Methods
  • Remote Access
  • Console Access
  • LAN Interfaces
  • WAN Interfaces
  • Control Connections
Module 9: General Troubleshooting
  • Check Application-Aware Routing Traffic
  • Collect Device Data To Send to Customer Support
  • Monitor Alarms and Events
  • Monitor TCP Optimization
  • Ping a Viptela Device
  • Run a Traceroute
  • Simulate Flows
  • Troubleshoot Cellular Interfaces
  • Troubleshoot Device Bringup
  • Troubleshoot WiFi Connnections
  • Use Syslog Messages
  • Tunnel Health
Module 10: Troubleshooting: Data Plane Issues
  • BFD Session Information
  • Cflowd Information
  • Data Policies
  • DPI Information
  • Symptom: Site Cannot Reach Applications in Datacenter
  • Symptom: vManage Showing vEdge or Interface Down
  • Symptom: Site-Wide Loss of Connectivity (Blackout)
  • Symptom: Poor Application Performance (Brownout)
  • Issue Severity Assessment
Module 11: Troubleshooting: Routing Issues
  • BGP Information
  • Multicast Information
  • OMP Information
  • OSPF Information
  • PIM Information
  • Symptom: Some or All Routes Missing from vEdge Routing table
  • Symptom: Data Traffic Using Suboptimal Path
  • Symptom: Data Traffic Not Using All Transports
Module 12: Application-Aware Routing
  • Application Performance with CloudExpress Service
  • Tunnel Latency Statistics
  • Tunnel Loss Statistics
Module 13: Interface Troubleshooting
  • Reset an Interface
  • All Interfaces
  • ARP Table Entries
  • Cellular Interface Information
  • DHCP Server and Interface Information
  • Interface MTU Information
  • Management Interfaces
  • VRRP Information
  • WAN Interfaces
Module 14: Network Operations
  • Check Alarms and Events
  • Check User Accounts and Permissions
  • Deploy the Viptela Overlay Network
  • Determine the Status of Network Sites
  • Control Connections
  • Data Connections
  • Network Performance with vAnalytics Platform
  • OMP Status
Module 15: Security Certificate Troubleshooting
  • Generate a Certificate
  • Upload the vEdge Serial Number File
  • Certificate
  • CSR
Module 16: Viptela Devices Maintenance
  • Decommission an vEdge Cloud Router
  • Determine the Status of a Network Device
  • Locate an Edge Device
  • Migrate a Controller's Virtual Machine Using vMotion
  • Reboot a Device
  • Remove an Edge Router's Serial Number from the vManage NMS
  • Replace an Edge Router
  • Restore the vManage NMS
  • Set Up User Accounts to Access Viptela Devices
  • Validate or Invalidate a vEdge Router
  • Software Versions Installed on a Device
  • Status of a vBond Orchestrator
  • Status of a cEdge / vEdge Router
  • Status of a vSmart Controller
Module 17: Viptela Device Operation and Troubleshooting
  • Determine Changes to a Configuration Template
  • Determine Why a Device Rejects a Template
  • Alarm Severity Levels
  • Hardware Alarms
  • Checking Alarms and Notifications
  • LEDs
  • Additional Information
  • Restore a cEdge / vEdge Router
  • Remove cEdge / vEdge Router Components
Module 18: Working With Viptela Support
  • Case Priority Levels and Response Times
  • Information for Opening Cases
  • Viptela Customer Support Portal
  • Other Ways to Contact Support
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Course Prerequisites
  • Familiarity with WAN Networks