SDWADV - Cisco SD-WAN Day-N Advanced Monitoring & Troubleshooting

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.

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Detailed Class Syllabus

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

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 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
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
Additional Information
Restore an Edge Router
Remove Edge Router Components