Viptela Training

This three-day training course is targeted to engineers and technical personnel involved in deploying, implementing, operating and optimizing Cisco SD-WAN solution (Viptela), both in enterprise and Service Provider environments, including advanced features for Multi-tenant deployment, QoS, application performance routing, configuration templates, control policies and troubleshooting common operating issues. The Cisco SD-WAN course is lab-intensive, and objectives are accomplished mainly through hands on learning. Students taking this Viptela training course should be familiar with Wide Area Networks (WANs) in a variety of ways, which can be found below.

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What's Included

  • Comprehensive study materials, including official Cisco courseware
  • Remote lab access

Prerequisites

  • Familiarity with Wide Area Networks (WANs). You should be able to:/li>
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    • Understand the business areas to leverage Cisco SD-WAN

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will 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 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

Course Outline

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
    • vEdge
    • vSmart
    • vManage
    • vBond
  • 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
  • Categories 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

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

Labs

  • Lab 1: Accessing the Lab Devices
  • Lab 2: Reset vEdge Cloud Router
  • Lab 3: Remove vEdge Router from vManage Inventory
  • Lab 4: Add vEdge Router to vManage Inventory
  • Lab 5: Configure and Deploy Control-Plane Connectivity
  • Lab 6: Configure and Deploy an Overlay Network
  • Lab 7: Provision and Deploy vManage Templates
  • Lab 8: Provision and Deploy vManage Policies
  • Lab 9: Deploy Multi-Tenant vManage