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Cisco DNA Center & SD-Access Together in One Intense class!

10/18/19 - 10/19/19

DNA Center and SD-Access Deployment Training

There are many challenges today in managing the network because of manual configuration and fragmented tool offerings. Manual operations are slow and error-prone, and these issues will be exacerbated due to the constantly changing environment with more users, devices and applications. With the growth of users and different devices types coming into the network, it is more complex to configure user credentials and maintain a consistent policy across the network. If your policy is not consistent, there is the added complexity of maintaining separate policies between wired and wireless. As users move around the network, it also becomes difficult to locate users and troubleshoot issues. The bottom line is that the networks of today do not address today’s network needs.

Cisco DNA Center and SD-Access Deployment (DNA-SDA) v1.0 and Software-Defined Access (SD-Access) is the industry’s first intent-based networking solution for the Enterprise built on the principles of Cisco’s Digital Network Architecture (DNA).

SD-Accessprovides automated end-to-end segmentation to separate user, device and application traffic without redesigning the network. SD-Accessautomates user access policy, so organizations can make sure the right policies are established for any user or device with any application across the network. This is accomplished with a single network fabric across LAN and WLAN which creates a consistent user experience anywhere without compromising on security. Contact todd@lammle.com for more information!

Module 1: Introduction to Cisco’s Software Defined Access (SD-Access)

  • DNA Introduction
  • SD-Access Overview
  • SD-Access Benefits
  • SD-Access Key Concepts
  • SD-Access Main Components
    • Campus Fabric
    • Wired
    • Wireless
  • Nodes
    • Edge
    • Border
    • Control Plane
  • DNA Center (Controller)
  • ISE (Policy)
  • StealthWatch (Policy)
  • NDP (Analytics and Assurance)

Module 2: SD-Access Campus Fabric

  • The concept of Fabric
  • Node types
    • Fabric Edge Nodes
    • Control Plane Nodes
    • Border Nodes
  • LISP as protocol for Control Plane
  • Configure LISP for Control Plane
  • VXLAN as protocol for Data Plane
  • Configure VXLAN for Data Plane
  • Virtual Networks (VN)
  • Fabric-enabled WLAN
    • Fabric Enabled WLC
    • Fabric Enabled AP’s

Module 3: DNA Center and Workflow for SD-Access

  • Introduction to DNA Center
  • Workflow for SD-Access in DNA Center
    • Design Step overview
    • Policy Step overview
    • Provision Step overview
    • Assurance Step overview
  • Integration with Cisco NDP for Analytics and Assurance

Module 4: Deployment and initial setup for DNA Center

  • Requirements
  • Deployment Procedure
  • Initial Setup
  • GUI Navigation

Module 5: DNA Center Workflow First Step – Design

  • Creating Enterprise and Sites Hierarchy
  • Configuring General Network Settings
  • Loading maps into the GUI
  • IP Address Management
  • Software Image Management
  • Network Device Profiles

Module 6: DNA Center Workflow Second Step – Policy

  • 2-level Hierarchy
    • Macro Level: Virtual Network (VN)
    • Micro Level: Scalable Group (SG)
  • Policy Types
    • Access Policy
    • Access Control Policy
    • Traffic Copy Policy
  • Cross Domain Policies

Module 7: DNA Center Workflow Third Step – Provision

  • Devices Onboarding
    • Discovering Devices
    • Assigning Devices to a site
    • Provisioning device with profiles
  • Fabric Domains
    • Understanding Fabric Domains
    • Using Default LAN Fabric Domain
    • Creating Additional Fabric Domains
  • Adding Nodes
    • Adding Fabric Edge Nodes
    • Adding Control Plane Nodes
    • Adding Border Nodes

Module 8: DNA Center Workflow Fourth Step – Assurance

  • Introduction to Analytics
  • NDP Fundamentals
  • Overview of DNA Assurance
  • Components of DNA Assurance
  • DNA Center Assurance Dashboard

Lab Outline

  • Deploy and Setup DNA Center
  • Performing SD-Access Design Step in DNA Center
  • Performing SD-Access Policy Step in DNA Center
  • Performing SD-Access Provision Step in DNA Center
  • Monitoring SDA Operations


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