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Our Cisco SD-WAN Operations, Troubleshooting and Best Practices (SDWOTS) class is five-day, instructor led class where we will teach you the process of designing, configuring and operating a Cisco SD-WAN utilizing any transport.
Through the discussion and building of an SD-WAN environment you will also be able to provide troubleshooting, management, policy control and visibility across your network, advancing your skills as well as future opportunities.
Our Cisco instructors have years of industry experience and Cisco certifications – and frequently will have CCNP or CCIE, as well as accreditation from other vendors.
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Why take SDWOTS Training?
Due to the increased adoption of cloud-based infrastructure and the need for security and reliability, the demand for SD-WAN skills is on the rise. You will gain expertise when learning Cisco SD-WAN that will help you move ahead in your career.
This demand for Cisco-skilled workers is driving demand in Washington, Virginia, and Maryland, as well as nationally.
On completion of SDWOTS class, students 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
Signup today for our convenient 5-day SDWOTS boot camp!
What Jobs Can I get with SDWOTS?
- IT management
- IT Solution Architects
- IT and Network Security Architects
- IT Operation Engineers
- Networking Admin and Operations roles
- Networking Field Engineers
What you need to know before taking
- Familiarity with WAN Networks
Skills and concepts you will learn in SDWOTS
Cisco SD-WAN Introduction
High-level SD-WAN Deployment models - Application level SD-WAN solution - SDWAN high availability solution - SD-WAN Scalability - SD-WAN Solution Benefits
Cisco SD-WAN is a cloud-based software-defined networking solution that helps organizations simplify their network infrastructure and improve performance. We’ll show you how it provides secure, high availability, scalability and cost savings with its three deployment models - Application Level SD-WAN Solution, Cisco SDWAN High Availability Solution, and Cisco SD-WAN Scalability. With these solutions, businesses can achieve greater reliability, agility, and cost savings while getting the most out of their investment in Cisco products. Additionally, the benefits of deploying a Cisco SD-WAN solution include improved network security and visibility into application performance.
Cisco SD-WAN Orchestration
vManage NMS - vSmart Controller - vBond Orchestrator - Controller Resiliency Architecture
Cisco SD-WAN Orchestration provides a comprehensive network management and orchestration solution for enterprise networks. It is comprised of the vManage Network Management System (vManage NMS), the vSmart Controller, and the vBond Orchestrator. These components enable customers to quickly deploy, configure, monitor and troubleshoot their networks. Additionally, Cisco's Controller Resiliency Architecture ensures that customers can maintain control over their networks even in cases of partial or complete controller failure.
Site Architecture and Deployment Models
Site Capabilities - cEdge Router - Upgrading a current ISR router to support SD-WAN
As businesses move to the cloud, they need to deploy their applications in a way that gives them the most control and flexibility. Site architecture and deployment models are key components of this process. From cEdge routers to upgrading current ISR routers for SD-WAN, there are a variety of options available for deploying applications in the cloud. With careful planning, companies can ensure that their applications are deployed correctly and securely, leading to improved performance and reliability.
Plug and Play Connect Portal - Zero Touch Provisioning
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: vBond Orchestrator and a cEdge Router - cEdge Router and vManage NMS - vSmart Controller and cEdge Router
The Cisco Plug and Play Connect Portal is revolutionizing the way businesses deploy their networks. With zero-touch provisioning, enterprises can now quickly and easily set up their entire network of devices with minimal effort. From cEdge devices to legacy vEdge, the Plug and Play Connect Portal streamlines the registration, licensing, and onboarding process for businesses of all sizes. This enables users to get up and running with their new technology faster than ever before.
Cisco's Plug and Play Connect Portal is an innovative way to provision cEdge routers and vManage NMSs with zero-touch. This portal provides an easy-to-use interface for authentication between the vBond Orchestrator, cEdge Router, and vManage NMS. The process is secure and ensures that all network elements are properly configured and authenticated before they can join the network. With this tool, IT administrators can quickly deploy large networks without any manual intervention.
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
Cisco SD-WAN is a fresh approach to secure and reliable networking. It enables organizations to build WAN networks with greater agility, cost savings and performance. With the Overlay Management Protocol (OMP), Cisco SD-WAN provides automated circuit aggregation capabilities for deploying secure connectivity in a matter of minutes. Additionally, advanced performance tracking mechanisms allow users to monitor the performance of their applications in real time.
Cisco SD-WAN enables organizations to easily and securely connect users, devices, and applications with dynamic cloud access, direct internet access (DIA), zone based firewall, Umbrella integration and advanced security features. This class will explore how these features can help businesses create an agile, secure network that is capable of adapting to changing demands. We’ll discuss the advantages of DIA and how Zone Based Firewall offers a robust layer of security for your network. Finally, we’ll look at how integrating Umbrella helps protect users from malicious content online.
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
When it comes to operational best practices, it is essential to ensure that any changes made are thoroughly tested and validated before committing. Particularly when it comes to configuring NATs, cEdge/vEdge routers, and cEdge/Viptela devices. Testing configuration changes before committing them can help prevent unexpected issues caused by incorrect settings or misconfiguration.
vManage – vAnalytics - Ecosystem Partner Solutions
Application monitoring is a critical component of any successful IT organization's strategy. With the right tools, organizations can maximize their efficiency and minimize downtime. vManage, vAnalytics, and Ecosystem Partner Solutions are some of the industry's most cutting-edge application monitoring solutions that enable organizations to gain insights into their application performance, usage patterns, and user behavior. These solutions help to identify areas of improvement and ensure that applications are running optimally.
SDWOTS Troubleshooting Methods
Remote Access - Console Access - LAN Interfaces - WAN Interfaces - Control Connections
Troubleshooting SDWOTS (Secure Distributed Wireless Overlay Topology Systems) can be a daunting task. We’ll show you several methods to help diagnose and fix common problems. Remote access, console access, LAN interfaces, WAN interfaces and control connections can all be used to troubleshoot SDWOTS issues. By understanding the different methods and how they work together, IT technicians can quickly identify and resolve system malfunctions.
Check Application-Aware Routing Traffic - Collect Device Data Sent to Customer Support - Monitor Alarms / 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
Troubleshooting can be a time consuming and tedious task. Fortunately, with the help of the latest technologies such as Application-Aware Routing Traffic, Device Data Collection, Alarm/ Event Monitoring, TCP Optimization, Pinging Viptela Devices and Tracerouting, it is possible to quickly identify and resolve issues. When it comes to troubleshooting, the right tools make all the difference. With the right technology, you can simulate and automate flows, troubleshoot cellular interfaces and device bringup, use syslog messages to diagnose issues and keep your tunnels healthy. AI-enabled technologies have simplified these complex tasks and made them easier than ever before. With AI-powered tools like these, you can save time and energy while still providing effective troubleshooting solutions.
Troubleshooting: Data Plane Issues
BFD Session Information - Cflowd Information - Data Policies - DPI Information - Symptoms: Site Cannot Reach Applications in Datacenter - vManage Showing vEdge or Interface Down - Site-Wide Loss of Connectivity (Blackout) - Poor Application Performance (Brownout) - Issue Severity Assessment
Troubleshooting data plane issues can be a daunting task. With the help of tools such as BFD session information, cflowd information, data policies and DPI information, this task becomes easier and more effective. These tools provide vital information that helps troubleshoot data plane issues quickly and accurately. We’ll walk you through addressing symptoms such as: Site Cannot Reach Applications in Datacenter, vManage Showing vEdge or Interface Down, Site-Wide Loss of Connectivity (Blackout), or Poor application performance.
Troubleshooting: Routing Issues
BGP Information - Multicast Information - OMP Information - OSPF Information - PIM Information - Symptoms: Some or All Routes Missing from vEdge Routing table - Data Traffic Using Suboptimal Path - Data Traffic Not Using All Transports
Troubleshooting routing issues can be a daunting task. It requires a thorough understanding of protocol-specific information, such as Border Gateway Protocol (BGP), Multicast, Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Protocol Independent Multicast (PIM) and On-Mesh Protocol (OMP). This article will focus on troubleshooting routing issues when some or all routes are missing from the vEdge routing table. By understanding the basics of each protocol and their associated configurations, this process can be simplified and help you get to the root of any issue quickly.
Application Performance with CloudExpress Service - Tunnel Latency Statistics - Tunnel Loss Statistics
Application-Aware Routing is an emerging technology that can revolutionize the way organizations manage their data traffic. With the help of CloudExpress Service, businesses have the capability to monitor application performance in real-time and make routing decisions based on latency and packet loss statistics. This allows for better control over data flow and increased efficiency for both users and applications.
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
Network troubleshooting is a complex task. This class will provide an overview of interface troubleshooting, covering topics such as resetting interfaces, gathering information about all interfaces and ARP table entries, cellular interface information, DHCP server and interface information, interface MTU information, management interfaces and VRRP.
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
Ensuring infrastructure is running smoothly requires a great deal of effort and careful management. From checking alarms and events to deploying an overlay network, network operations involve a variety of tasks that must be performed regularly. This includes user accounts & permissions, determining the status of network sites, controlling connections, monitoring data connections & more. We’ll show you how organizations can not only save time and energy but also increase their productivity in executing these tasks efficiently.
Security Certificate Troubleshooting
Generate a Certificate - Upload the vEdge Serial Number File – Certificate - CSR
Security certificate troubleshooting is essential for a secure and reliable network. With the help of certificates, organizations can securely authenticate their users and data. However, generating and managing certificates can be complex and time consuming. Thankfully, modern security solutions provide a range of tools to assist with certificate troubleshooting. This includes the ability to generate certificates, upload the vEdge serial number file, create CSRs (Certificate Signing Requests) for digital signature verification.
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
Maintaining Viptela devices is an important part of network operations. This process involves a variety of tasks such as decommissioning vEdge cloud routers, determining the status of network devices, locating edge devices, migrating a controller's virtual machine using vMotion, rebooting devices and removing controllers. All these activities require a great deal of expertise and skill to be carried out efficiently. With the help of Viptela Device Maintenance Solutions, these tasks can be automated and performed with much greater accuracy and efficiency.
Maintaining Viptela devices can be a complicated process. Fortunately, with the right tools and strategies, it is possible to ensure that these devices are functioning properly and securely. In this class, we will discuss how to restore the vManage NMS, set up user accounts to access Viptela devices, validate or invalidate a vEdge router, and learn more about software versions installed on the device as well as the status of a vBond Orchestrator.
Viptela 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
Viptela Operation and Troubleshooting involves configuring changes to a configuration template, determining why a device rejects a template, understanding alarm severity levels, diagnosing hardware alarms, and checking alarms and notifications. By understanding these topics thoroughly, network administrators can ensure their networks remain secure and running smoothly. Restoring a cEdge or vEdge router can be a complex process. In this class, we will cover all the necessary steps to restore a cEdge or vEdge router. We will discuss how to remove components from the router, how to reconfigure settings, and how to troubleshoot issues arising during the restoration process.
Working With Viptela Support
Case Priority Levels and Response Times - Information for Opening Cases - Viptela Customer Support Portal - Other Ways to Contact Support
Working with Viptela Support is a great way to get the help you need for your Viptela products. They offer an array of services, such as case priority levels and response times, information for opening cases, and their Viptela Customer Support Portal. Additionally, there are plenty of other ways to contact their support team if needed.
- Cisco SD-WAN Fundamentals
- Add a vSmart Controller to the vManage Inventory
- Add a vEdge Router to the vManage Inventory
- Add a cEdge Router to the vManage Inventory
- Add vEdge to vManage Inventory
- Control-Plane Connectivity
- Overlay Network
- Zero-Touch Provisioning
- vManage Templates
- vManage Basic Policies
- Application Aware Policies
- Advanced Policies
- Internet Exit lab (DIA)
- Zone Based Firewall lab
- URL Filter
- AMP Lab
- Analytics from vManage
- MultiTenant Mode and Tenants
- Troubleshooting Methods
- Troubleshooting Data Plane Issues
- Troubleshooting Routing Issues
- Best Practices