SDWOTS - SD-WAN Advanced Operations & Troubleshooting Bootcamp (SDWOTS)

SD-WAN: Advanced Operations & Troubleshooting Bootcamp (SDWOTS) v1.0 is a five-day course. We will cover Cisco Software-Defined WAN (SD-WAN) which is an overlay architecture that overcomes the biggest drawbacks of traditional WAN. Students will be able to operate a Cisco SD-WAN over any transport (MPLS, Broadband, LTE, VSAT etc.) and provide troubleshooting, management, policy control and application visibility across the enterprise. This hands-on Course covers the Cisco SD-WAN product and contains extensive labs to reinforce the knowledge learned.

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The knowledge and skills that a learner should have before attending this course are as follows:
  • Familiarity with WAN Networks

Detailed Class Syllabus

Module 1: Cisco SD-WAN Introduction

High-level Cisco SD-WAN Deployment models
Application level SD-WAN solution
Cisco SDWAN high availability solution
Cisco SD-WAN Scalability
Cisco SD-WAN Solution Benefits

Module 2: Cisco SD-WAN Orchestration

vManage NMS
vSmart Controller
vBond Orchestrator
Controller Resiliency Architecture

Module 3: Site Architecture and Deployment Models

Site Capabilities
vEdge Router
vEdge form factors

Module 4: Zero Touch Provisioning

User Input Required for the ZTP Automatic Authentication Process
Authentication between the vBond Orchestrator and a vEdge Router
Authentication between the vEdge Router and the vManage NMS
Authentication between the vSmart Controller and the vEdge Router

Module 5: 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

Module 6: Operations Best Practices

Config: Test Configuration Changes Before Committing
NAT: Secure Routers Acting as NATs
vEdge Routers: Connect to the Console Port
vEdge Routers: Use the Poweroff Command
Viptela Devices: Site ID Naming Conventions
Viptela Devices: Using the System IP Address
vManage NMS: Disaster Recovery

Module 7: Application Monitoring

Ecosystem Partner Solutions

Module 9: General Troubleshooting

Check Application-Aware Routing Traffic
Collect Device Data To Send to Customer Support
Monitor Alarms and 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

Module 10: Troubleshooting: Data Plane Issues

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

Module 11: Troubleshooting: Routing Issues

BGP Information
Multicast Information
OMP Information
OSPF Information
PIM Information
Symptom: Some or All Routes Missing from vEdge Routing table
Symptom: Data Traffic Using Suboptimal Path
Symptom: Data Traffic Not Using All Transports

Module 12: Application-Aware Routing

Application Performance with CloudExpress Service
Tunnel Latency Statistics
Tunnel Loss Statistics

Module 13: Interface Troubleshooting

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

Module 14: Network Operations

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

Module 15: Security Certificate Troubleshooting

Generate a Certificate
Upload the vEdge Serial Number File

Module 16: Viptela Devices Maintenance

Decommission a vEdge Cloud Router
Determine the Status of a Network Device
Locate a Viptela Device
Migrate a Controller's Virtual Machine Using vMotion
Reboot a Device
Remove a vEdge Router's Serial Number from the vManage NMS
Replace a vEdge 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 vEdge Router
Status of a vSmart Controller

Module 17: Viptela 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
Additional Information
Restore a vEdge Router
Remove vEdge Router Components

Module 18: Working With Viptela Support

Case Priority Levels and Response Times
Information for Opening Cases
Viptela Customer Support Portal
Other Ways to Contact Support