SDWOTS: Cisco SD-WAN Operations Troubleshooting and Best Practices


SDWOTS: Cisco SD-WAN Operations Troubleshooting and Best Practices

Students will learn how to design, configure and operate a Cisco SD-WAN utilizing any transport (MPLS, Broadband, LTE, VSAT etc.).

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This five-day course covers the new deployment, options and features of version 20.x Cisco Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN). SD-WAN is an overlay architecture that overcomes the biggest drawbacks of traditional WAN.

Students will learn how to design, configure and operate a Cisco SD-WAN utilizing any transport (MPLS, Broadband, LTE, VSAT etc.).

Candidates will discuss and build an SD-WAN environment starting from Day 0 provisioning and will also be able to provide troubleshooting, management, policy control and application visibility across the enterprise network.

This hands-on Course covers the Cisco SD-WAN product and contains extensive labs to reinforce the knowledge learned.

Course Objectives:

Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:

  • 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

Lab Outline:

Labs are designed to assure learners a whole practical experience, through the following practical activities:

  • Lab 0: Access the Lab Devices
    • Task 1: Access the NterOne Lab
  • Lab 1: Onboard vSmart Controller
  • Lab 2: Prepare a vEdge Router for Onboarding
  • Lab 3: Prepare a cEdge Router for Onboarding
  • Lab 4: Add vEdge to vManage Inventory
  • Lab 5: Configure and Deploy vEdge Router Control-Plane
  • Lab 6: Configure and Deploy cEdge Router Control-Plane
  • Lab 7: Decommission a cEdge from vManage Inventory
  • Lab 8: Adding a cEdge to vManage Inventory
  • Lab 9: Configure and Deploy an Overlay Network
  • Lab 10: Exploring vManage GUI
  • Lab 11: Provision and Deploy vManage Feature Templates
    • Task 1: Deploy Feature-Based Device Template
  • Lab 12: Provision and Deploy vManage CLI Templates
  • Lab 13: Provision and Deploy Policies (Part 1)
    • Task 1: Modify Controller Distribution Using a Control Policy
    • Task 2: Create a Hub and Spoke Control Policy
  • Lab 14: Provision and Deploy Policies (Part 2)
    • Task 1: Create an Application Aware Routing Policy
    • Task 2: Create a Service Chain Policy
    • Task 3: Create Localized QOS Policies Using Feature Templates
  • Lab 15: Verifying and Troubleshooting Data Plane Issues
    • Task 1: Verifying the Data Plane
    • Task 2: Verifying BFD Information
    • Task 3: Determining the Makeup of Network Traffic Using DPI
    • Task 4: Simulating Flows
  • Lab 16: TLOC Extension
  • Lab 17: Troubleshooting Methods and Tools
    • Task 1: Ping and Traceroute
    • Task 2: vManage Alarms and Events
    • Task 3: vShell
    • Task 4: Viewing System Log Files
    • Task 5: Enabling and View Debuf Output
  • Lab 18: Using the REST API and Python Scripting
    • Task 1: Python Installation and Introduction
    • Task 2: Examine and Run a Sample Python Script and View the Output
  • Lab 19: Deploy Multitenant vManage
    • Task 1: Deploy Multitenant vManage
    • Task 2: Install vManage Certificates
    • Task 3: Add vBond Controller and Install Certificates
    • Task 4: Add a Tenant in vManage
    • Task 5: Access vManage as a Tenant