VIPTELA/Cisco SD-WAN Deployment and Troubleshooting Course

VIPTELA/Cisco SD-WAN Deployment and Troubleshooting Certification Training Course Overview

VIPTELA/Cisco SD-WAN Deployment and Troubleshooting training course is designed for engineers and technical personnel involved in deploying, implementing, operating and optimizing Cisco SD-WAN solution (Viptela), both in enterprise and Service Provider environments.

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VIPTELA/Cisco SD-WAN Deployment and Troubleshooting Course is recommended for engineers and technical personnel involved in deploying, implementing, operating and optimizing Cisco SD-WAN solution (Viptela).

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VIPTELA/Cisco SD-WAN Deployment and Troubleshooting Course (Duration : 40 Hours) Download Course Contents

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Course Modules

Module 1: SD-WAN Solution Overview
  • Traditional WAN – Challenges
  • SD-WAN Overview and definitions
  • SD-WAN Benefits
  • SD-WAN Key Concepts
  • SD-WAN Main Components
  • On-Premise vs. Cloud-based Control Plane
Module 2: SD-WAN Licensing Model
  • Pricing Model
  • License Options by Features
  • License Options by Bandwidth capacity
Module 3: Secure Control Plane Bring-Up
  • Zero Trust Security Principles
  • Secure Control Channels
  • Establishing vEdge Router Identity
  • Establishing Control Elements Identities (vBond, vSmart, vEdge)
  • Secure Control Channel between vEdge Router and vBond
  • Secure Control Channel between vEdge Router and vSmart/vManage
Module 4: Secure Data Plane Bring-Up
  • Limitations of traditional key exchange mechanisms (IKE)
  • SD-WAN new centralized Encryption key distribution
  • Traffic Encryption for data privacy
  • Authentication Header for Data Plane Integrity
  • Anti-Replay Protection (man-in-the-middle)
  • Role of Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
  • Considerations about MTU and MSS
  • End to End Segmentation (VPN’s)
  • Role of Application Visibility and Recognition
  • Infrastructure DDoS Mitigation
  • Security Policies and Services
  • Cloud Security: Secure Direct Internet Access
Module 5: Overlay Management Protocol (OMP)
  • Definition of overlay routing
  • Role and characteristics of Overlay Management Protocol (OMP)
  • OMP Advertised Routes
  • Route Redistribution (edge routing protocol to OMP and vice versa)
  • Best Path Algorithm
Module 6: Using Templates
  • Basic Elements in the configuration for any device
  • Need for Templates
  • Options to Apply Templates to Devices
  • Overview of Feature Templates
  • Overview of Feature Templates
  • Workflow for Applying Templates to Devices
Module 7: Using Policies
  • Policy Architecture
  • Application Aware Routing Policies
  • Control Policies
  • Data Policies
  • VPN Membership Policies
  • Routing Policies
  • Cflowd Templates
Module 8: Quality of Service (QoS)
  • QoS Pipeline – vEdge Router
  • Data Packet Flow
  • Queueing Management
  • Control Traffic Prioritization
  • Random Early Detection (RED)
  • Traffic Policing
  • Traffic Shaping
  • Marking and Remarking
  • Class-Map
  • QoS Scheduler
  • QoS Map
  • Applying QoS policies
Module 9: Basic Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting Control Plane Bring Up
  • GUI validation in vManage
  • CLI validation with “Show” commands in vEdge Router
  • Troubleshooting Data Plane
  • Troubleshooting OMP
Module 10: Additional Topics
  • Solution Redundancy
  • Control Policies
  • Route Filtering
  • TLOC
  • Direct Internet Access (DIA)
  • BFD
  • Contrasting Cisco IWAN with Viptela SD-WAN approach
  • Comparing Cisco’s SD-WAN with other vendors solutions
Module 11: Cloud on Ramp
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Module 12: Use Cases & Design
  • Guest Wi-Fi
  • Bandwidth Augmentation
  • Cloud onRamp for SAAS
  • Critical Applications SLA
  • Regional Secure Perimeter
Module 13: Multi-Tenancy
  • Multi-Tenant Mode
  • Creating Tenants
  • Adding Controller
  • Adding Vedges
  • RBAC
Module 14: vAnalytics and Rest API
  • vAnalytics
  • Dashboard
  • Data Analytics
  • vManage Rest API
Module 15: Labs:
  • Accessing the Lab Devices
  • Reset vEdge Cloud Router
  • Remove vEdge Router from vManage Inventory
  • Add vEdge Router to vManage Inventory
  • Configure and Deploy Control-Plane Connectivity
  • Configure and Deploy an Overlay Network
  • Provision and Deploy vManage Templates
  • Provision and Deploy vManage Policies
  • Deploy Multi-Tenant vManage
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Course Prerequisites
  • Basic Computer Knowledge.

Upon completion of this course you should be able to:

  • Know and understand Cisco’s SD-WAN concepts, features, benefits, terminology and the way this approach innovates common administrative tasks on today’s networks.
  • Differentiate and explain each of the building blocks of the SD-WAN Solution
  • Explain the concept of “Fabric” and the different node types that conform it (Fabric Edge Nodes, Control Plane Nodes, Management Nodes and Orchestration Nodes)
  • Identify the roles and functions of vEdge, vSmart, vManage and vBond entities
  • Know and understand the Zero Touch Provisioning Model
  • Know and understand the Zero Trust Provisioning Model
  • Identify Overlay Management Protocol (OMP) as a key element of the SD-WAN solution and the role it plays for Control Plane setup
  • Understand segmentation of SD-WAN fabric, through the use of VPN’s (VRF’s)
  • Understand the role that templates have in SD-WAN solution, differentiate templates and know how to apply them
  • Differentiate Control, Data and Application Route Policies and know how they are used in SD-WAN
  • Identify and apply QoS mechanisms to SD-WAN fabric
  • Discuss Use Cases for SD-WAN


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