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  • Overview

    About On-Demand Learning

    TechSherpas 365’s On-Demand courses provide you with access to official courseware materials and hands-on labs, empowering you to learn at your own pace. On-Demand allows you to design your training around your schedule, budget, and individual learning needs.

    On-Demand Learning is a perfect solution for students who are unable to attend traditional instructor-led training due to schedule constraints. You receive the same materials and labs as an instructor-led course, with the added convenience of flexible scheduling and a lower price tag.

    This On-Demand Course Includes:

    • Official Courseware License with Lifetime Access (and automatic version updates)
    • Access to Hands-on Labs
    • Access to 3 hours of Instructor Time (upon request):
      • One-on-one live instructor time geared towards your specific needs
      • Scheduled in 1-hour increments

    This Cisco SD-WAN training is targeted to engineers and technical personnel involved in deploying, implementing, operating and optimizing Cisco SD-WAN solution, both in enterprise and Service Provider environments, including advanced features for centralized AAR/Data policies, QoS, application performance routing, configuration templates, control policies and troubleshooting common and advanced operating issues. The Cisco SD-WAN course is lab-intensive, and objectives are accomplished mainly through hands on learning. Students taking this Cisco SD-Wan training course should be familiar with Wide Area Networks (WANs) in a variety of ways, which can be found below. Ideal candidates for this course include engineering and planning teams who evaluate WAN evolution, personnel involved in SD-WAN Design, Implementation and Operation, and others.


    Module 1: Cisco SD-WAN Introduction

    • High-level Cisco SD-WAN Deployment models
    • Application level SD-WAN solution
    • Cisco SDWAN plan for HA and Scalability
    • Cisco SD-WAN solution components: vManage NMS, vSmart Controller, vBond Orchestrator
    • Edge Routers (cEdge & vEdge)
    • Cloud Based Deployment vs On-Premises Deployment

    Module 2: Zero Touch Provisioning

    • Overview
    • User Input Required for the ZTP Automatic Authentication Process
    • Authentication between the vBond Orchestrator and WAN Edges
    • Authentication between the Edge Routers and the vManage NMS
    • Authentication between the vSmart Controller and the Edge Routers

    Module 3: Cisco SD-WAN Solution

    • Overlay Management Protocol (OMP)
    • Cisco SD-WAN Circuit Aggregation Capabilities
    • Secure Connectivity in Cisco SD-WAN
    • Performance Tracking Mechanisms
    • Application Discovery
    • Dynamic Path Selection
    • Performance Based Routing
    • Direct Internet Access
    • Cisco SD-WAN In-built Security features: App Aware FW, Talos IPS, URL Filtering, Umbrella Integration & Advanced Malware Protection
    • Dynamic Cloud Access: Cloud On-Ramp for SaaS and IaaS (AWS, Azure & GPC)

    Module 4: Operations Best Practices

    • Config: Test Configuration Changes Before Committing
    • NAT: Secure Routers Acting as NATs
    • Edge Routers: Connect to the Console Port
    • vManage Operational Commands
    • SD WAN Devices: Site ID Naming Conventions
    • SD WAN Devices: Using the System IP Address
    • vManage NMS: Disaster Recovery
      • Disaster Recovery – Cluster failover scenarios
      • vManage Disaster Recovery Checklist
      • How to configure Disaster Recovery

    Module 5: Application Monitoring (Including SD-AVC)

    • vManage – Application Monitoring
    • How to enable DPI on SD-WAN cEdge Routers
      • Monitoring Application traffic per device/site
      • How to enable SD-AVC on vManage and push to routers.
      • Configuring application log collection parameters.
    • vAnalytics
      • vAnalytics dashboard walk-through
      • vAnalytics Network Health
      • vAnalytics Network Availability
      • vAnalytics Applications
    • Ecosystem Partner Solutions

    Module 6: General Troubleshooting

    • Check Application-Aware Routing Traffic
    • Collect Device Data To Send to Customer Support
    • Monitor Alarms and Events
    • Monitor TCP Optimization
    • Ping an SD WAN Device
    • Run a Traceroute
    • Simulate Flows
    • Troubleshoot Cellular Interfaces
    • Troubleshoot Device Bringup
    • Use Syslog Messages
    • Tunnel Health

    Module 7: Troubleshooting: Data Plane Issues

    • BFD Session Information and Troubleshooting a BFD Session
    • Cflowd Issues
    • Data Policies
    • DPI Issues
    • Symptom: Site Cannot Reach Applications in Datacenter
    • Symptom: vManage Showing Edge Router or Interface Down
    • Symptom: Site-Wide Loss of Connectivity (Blackout)
    • Symptom: Poor Application Performance (Brownout)
    • Issue Severity Assessment

    Module 8: Troubleshooting: Routing Issues

    • Troubleshooting NAT Issues for Control and Data connections
    • BGP Information
    • Multicast Information
    • OMP Information
    • OSPF Information
    • PIM Information
    • Symptom: Some or All Routes Missing from Edge Routing table
    • Symptom: Data Traffic Using Suboptimal Path
    • Symptom: Data Traffic Not Using All Transports

    Module 9: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Application-Aware Routing

    • Application Performance with Cloud-Express Service
    • Tunnel Latency Statistics
    • Tunnel Loss Statistics

    Module 10: Troubleshooting Policy Related Issues

    • Checking configuration o For Localized Policies
      • For Centralized Policies
    • How to check if FIA is enabled
    • Confirming and troubleshooting TCAM Issues
    • Enabling Various Policy Level Logs
      • FRM Logs
      • EPBR Logs
      • FNF Logs during config
      • Collecting Log Files
      • How to deal with too many logs

    Module 11: Network Operations

    • Check Alarms and Events
    • Check User Accounts and Permissions
    • Deploy the SD WAN Overlay Network
    • Determine the Status of Network Sites
    • Control Connections
    • Data Connections
    • OMP Status
    • Enabling Embedded Packet Captures and Packet Trace on Cisco cEdges

    Module 12: Security Certificate Troubleshooting

    • Generate a Certificate Signing Request
    • Issues when installing a certificate
    • Using Cisco Signed Certificates vs 3rd Party Signed Certificates
    • Upload the Edge Serial Number File

    Module 13: SD WAN Devices Maintenance

    • Decommission a vEdge Cloud Router
    • Determine the Status of a Network Device
    • Migrate a Controller’s Virtual Machine Using vMotion
    • 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 SD-WAN Devices
    • Validate or Invalidate an Edge Router
    • Software Versions Installed on a Device
    • Troubleshooting platform crash issues

    Module 14: SD WAN 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 an Edge Router
    • Remove Edge Router Components

    Lab Outline:

    • Lab 1: Deploy and configure the Cisco SD-WAN Fabric
      • Configure and Deploy Control-Plane Connectivity
      • Configure and Deploy an Overlay Network
      • Provision and Deploy vManage Templates
      • Provision and Deploy vManage Policies
    • Lab 2: Operational Best Practices
    • Lab 3: Installing SD-AVC and monitoring CFlowd & DPI
    • Lab 4: Cisco SD-WAN Control Plan Troubleshooting
    • Lab 5: Cisco SD-WAN Data Plane Troubleshooting
    • Lab 6: Cisco SD-WAN Troubleshoot Routing Issues
      • Basic route troubleshooting on the SD-WAN XE Image
      • Debugs on the Cisco SD-WAN XE Image
    • Lab 7: Troubleshooting Cisco SD-WAN Policies
    • Lab 8: Configuring a vManage Disaster Recovery Backup
    • Lab 9: Troubleshooting platform crash files
    • Lab 10: Configuring Cisco SD-WAN Alarms, Alerts and Notifications