NMENPI Training

Managing Enterprise Networks with Cisco Prime Infrastructure (NMENPI or MENPI) v3 is a Cisco Prime Infrastructure training course. Cisco Prime Infrastructure is a unified solution that allows students to manage the network, devices, applications, and users from one place thus simplifying the management of both wired and wireless networks. This five day course is designed to establish a strong foundation in managing the full range of Cisco wired and wireless infrastructure using Prime Infrastructure v3.0.

During this course students will explore the Application Visibility and Control capabilities of Prime Infrastructure through monitoring and troubleshooting problems on the network. This course puts the student in the context of a realistic customer scenario and covers every aspect of Cisco Prime Infrastructure Lifecycle management approach. You will create sites and maps, deploy configurations, perform device discover, as well as set alarms and troubleshoot network and application issues.

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What's Included

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

Prerequisites

  • Experience in wired and wireless network management
  • CCNA Wireless and CCNA Routing & Switching level of knowledge
  • Previous training in or experience with CiscoWorks, Network Control System (NCS) or Wireless Control System (WCS)

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Describe the architecture, licensing, migration capabilities, assurance, compliance features and setup of Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.0.
  • Identify the pre-deployment and design tasks in the design lifecycle phase.
  • Describe how to deploy device configurations with Cisco Prime Infrastructure.
  • Examine the different available templates and their capabilities and how to create configurations and deploy them using these templates.
  • Describe roles of operations workforce and applicable features of Cisco Prime Infrastructure.
  • Preform device discovery and configuration tasks.
  • Explore the monitoring and management capabilities of Cisco Prime Infrastructure.
  • Create monitoring templates, and perform health and performance monitoring.
  • Use Prime Infrastructure to troubleshoot and perform problem isolation
  • Create and customize a wide range of reports using Prime Infrastructure 3.0

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.0 Overview

  • Lesson 1: Defining Network Management
    • Topic 1: What is Network Management?
    • Topic 2: What is FCAPS?
    • Topic 3: Benefits of Network Management
  • Lesson 2: Exploring the Network Management Process
    • Topic 1: Network Management Process
    • Topic 2: Standards for Information - MIB
    • Topic 3: Standards for Communication - SNMP
  • Lesson 3: Introducing Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.0
    • Topic 1: Unified Access Networks Management
    • Topic 2: The Cisco Prime Infrastructure Vision
    • Topic 3: Device Integration and Management
    • Topic 4: Cisco Prime Infrastructure Licensing Model
    • Topic 5: A Case Study as a Guideline
  • Lesson 4: Installing Cisco Prime Infrastructure 3.0
    • Topic 1: Installation Task Flow
    • Topic 2: Deployment Options
    • Topic 3: VMware Deployment and Configuration Steps
    • Topic 4: Troubleshoot the Installation
  • Lesson 5: Getting Started with Cisco Prime Infrastructure
    • Topic 1: Overview of the CLI Interface
    • Topic 2: Overview of the GUI Interface
    • Topic 3: The Getting Started Menu
  • Lesson 6: Configuring Initial Server Settings
    • Topic 1: Basic System Settings
    • Topic 2: License Management
    • Topic 3: Manage External Servers
  • Lesson 7: Managing Virtual Domains and Users
    • Topic 1: Virtual Domain Management
    • Topic 2: Users, Roles, and AAA
    • Topic 3: User Management

Module 2: Inventory Management

  • Lesson 1: Discovering the Network
    • Topic 1: Inventory System Settings
    • Topic 2: Discover the Network
  • Lesson 2: Managing the Network Inventory
    • Topic 1: Credential Profiles
    • Topic 2: Add One Device
    • Topic 3: Bulk Import Devices
    • Topic 4: Verify Device Credentials
    • Topic 5: View Network Device Reports
  • Lesson 3: Managing Groups
    • Topic 1: Virtual Domain Group Assignment
    • Topic 2: Location and Device Groups
    • Topic 3: Port Groups
  • Lesson 4: Managing Compute Devices
    • Topic 1: Physical Servers
    • Topic 2: Cisco UCS Servers
    • Topic 3: User Defined UCS
  • Lesson 5: Managing Network Device Software Images
    • Topic 1: Populating the Software Image Repository
    • Topic 2: Use the Image Dashboard
    • Topic 3: Perform Upgrade Analysis
    • Topic 4: Distribute Software Images
    • Topic 5: Verify Software Image Upgrades

Module 3: Map the Network

  • Lesson 1: Managing Wireless Maps
    • Topic 1: Wireless Maps Overview
    • Topic 2: Manage Sites Maps
    • Topic 3: Automatic Hierarchy Creation
    • Topic 4: Google Earth
  • Lesson 2: Managing Network Topology Maps
    • Topic 1: Network Topology Overview
    • Topic 2: Location Groups
    • Topic 3: User Defined Groups
    • Topic 4: Topology Maps Management
    • Topic 5: Customize Topology Maps
    • Topic 6: Unmanaged Device Elements

Module 4: Configuration Management

  • Lesson 1: Modifying Configuration Archive Settings
    • Topic 1: Configuration System Settings
    • Topic 2: Configuration Archive System Settings
  • Lesson 2: Managing the Configuration Archive
    • Topic 1: Schedule Configuration Archive Collections
    • Topic 2: Modify Configurations for a Single Device
  • Lesson 3: Managing Templates for Wired Devices
    • Topic 1: Wired Templates Overview
    • Topic 2: Feature and Technologies Templates
    • Topic 3: Shared Policy Objects
    • Topic 4: Composite Templates
    • Topic 5: Configuration Groups
    • Topic 6: Deploy Configuration Templates to Multiple Devices
  • Lesson 4: Managing Templates for Wireless Devices
    • Topic 1: Wireless Templates Overview
    • Topic 2: Lightweight Access Point Templates
    • Topic 3: Autonomous Access Point Templates
    • Topic 4: Autonomous AP Migration Templates
    • Topic 5: Controller Configuration Groups
    • Topic 6: Switch Location Templates
    • Topic 7: Deploy Wireless Templates
  • Lesson 5: Working with Wireless Technologies
    • Topic 1: Chokepoints
    • Topic 2: Wi-Fi TDOA Receivers
    • Topic 3: Access Points Radios
  • Lesson 6: Using Plug and Play
    • Topic 1: Bootstrap
    • Topic 2: Initial Device Setup
    • Topic 3: Controller Auto Provisioning
    • Topic 4: Profiles
    • Topic 5: Status

Module 5: Monitor and Troubleshoot

    Lesson 1: Working with Dashboards
    • Topic 1: Introduction to Dashboards
    • Topic 2: Overview Dashboards
    • Topic 3: Wireless Dashboards
    • Topic 4: Performance Dashboards
    • Topic 5: Manage Dashboards and Dashlets
  • Lesson 2: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Devices and Users
    • Topic 1: Network Devices
    • Topic 2: Compute Devices
    • Topic 3: Manage Monitoring Policies
    • Topic 4: Alarms and Events
    • Topic 5: Clients and Users
    • Topic 6: Wireless Technologies
    • Topic 7: Tools
  • Lesson 3: Generating Reports
    • Topic 1: Reports Launch Pad Overview
    • Topic 2: Create and Customize Reports
    • Topic 3: Schedule Reports using Templates
  • Lesson 4: Managing Services
    • Topic 1: Network Services
    • Topic 2: Routed Virtual Containers
    • Topic 3: Mobility Services
    • Topic 4: Application Visibility & Control

Module 6: System Administration

  • Lesson 1: Managing the Server
    • Topic 1: Admin Dashboard
    • Topic 2: Logging
    • Topic 3: Users, Roles & AAA
    • Topic 4: Virtual Domains
    • Topic 5: User Preferences
    • Topic 6: Software Update
    • Topic 7: Settings
    • Topic 8: Licenses
    • Topic 9: Health Rules

Labs

  • Lab 1: Access and Perform Maintenance on Cisco Prime Infrastructure's CLI
  • Lab 2: Managing Users and Virtual Domains
  • Lab 3: Configuration and Software Image Management
  • Lab 4: Using the Map Editor
  • Lab 5: Using the Planning Tool
  • Lab 6: Deploying Wired Device Templates
  • Lab 7: Configuring Controllers and Access Points Using Templates
  • Lab 8: Implementing Application Visibility Control (AVC)
  • Lab 9: Configuring Guest Access with Prime Infrastructure
  • Lab 10: Configuring Location Services
  • Lab 11: Using Location Services
  • Lab 12: Customizing a Home Page
  • Lab 13: Basic Network Monitoring Using Prime Infrastructure
  • Lab 14: Using Reports