Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions

Deep dive understanding of Implementing Cisco Viptela SD-WAN solution for an enterprise. This 3-day workshop will focus on understanding from scratch the architecture of Cisco SD-WAN (Viptela) solution as well as run through deployment as well as operational element of the solution. The workshop focusses on a wide spectrum of Cisco SD-WAN offerings viz. Cloud vs On-Prem controller deployment, Zero touch provisioning, Edge deployment scenarios, Policy construct, App Aware routing, On-Box Security vs cloud security, Operational elements etc.  

Participants will be offered various hands-on labs to enhance their learnings from the workshop.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe Cisco SD-WAN (Viptela) Solution
  • Identify differences between Traditional WAN vs SD-WAN
  • Understand Cisco SD-WAN cloud and on-premises deployment options
  • Understand WAN Edge device deployment
  • Understand Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP) process
  • Understand Template – reusability – Configure different template types
  • Understand Cisco SD-WAN scalability, high availability, and redundancy
  • Understand Cisco SD-WAN policy construct, design and configure control and data policies
  • Understand Cisco Application Aware Routing
  • Understand Direct Internet Access (DIA) and Cisco SD-WAN Cloud OnRamp options
  • Understand Cisco SD-WAN security components and integration
  • Describe Cisco Cloud Security features
  • Understand how to design pure and hybrid Cisco SD-WAN solutions, as well as how to perform a migration to Cisco SD-WAN
  • Describe Cisco SD-WAN Day-2 operations, such as monitoring, reporting, logging, troubleshooting, and upgrading
  • Describe Cisco SD-WAN support for multicast, QOS feature
  • Overview of Enterprise grade network and new features.

I. Workshop Training Modules

Day 1

  • Introduction to Cisco SD-WAN
  • Architecture and Components
  • Cisco SD-WAN Features
  • Platform and capabilities
  • Cloud OnRamp
  • Controller cloud deployment
  • Controller On-Prem Deployment
  • Administration and Maintenance
  • Scalability and redundancy
  • Hosting Platforms
  • WAN Edge Onboarding
  • Zero Touch Provisioning
  • Deployment Scenarios – HUB vs Branch
  • Deployment Scenarios – Multi Region
  • Underlay Overlay Connectivity
  • Templating
  • System bring-up Lab
  • TLOC Extension Lab
  • Feature Template lab

Day 2

  • Policy Construct and Analysis
  • Configure Control policy – Overlay Topologies
  • Configure Data policy
  • Centralized vs Localized Policy
  • Application Aware Policy Construct
  • Policy Modification and Verification
  • Cisco SD-WAN Cloud OnRamp – SaaS and MultiCloud
  • Understand Multi Region Fabric
  • Dynamic Spoke to Spoke tunnel
  • SDWAN router as transit – Tunnel on Loopbacks
  • Multicast
  • Cisco SD-WAN Cloud OnRamp – SaaS and MultiCloud
  • Understand Multi Region Fabric
  • Dynamic Spoke to Spoke tunnel
  • SDWAN router as transit – Tunnel on Loopbacks
  • Multicast
  • QOS Construct
  • Configuration of QoS treatment on WAN Edge
  • Per Tunnel and Adaptive QoS
  • Application Aware Routing Lab
  • Cloud OnRamp for SaaS lab
  • Policy Operations Lab (TBD)

Day 3

  • Case of SD-WAN Security
  • Control Plane Security
  • Data Plane security
  • Enterprise Firewall, Intrusion Prevention (IPS)
  • URL-filtering, Umbrella & Advanced Malware Protection
  • Understand On-Box SD-WAN Security deployment
  • DNS Security
  • Secure Internet Gateway – Umbrella
  • Cisco Umbrella Demo
  • Describe authentication, monitoring, and reporting from vManage
  • Describe REST API monitoring
  • Describe software image management from vManage
  • IPS and URLf Lab
  • Zone Based Firewall Lab
  • vManage Dashboard (DIY)
  • Programmability Lab (TBD)

II. Pre-Requisites

  • CCNP level understanding of concepts on Switching and Routing
  • Enterprise Networking experience

III. Target Audience

Technical Leaders/Managers Software Engineers (Dev/Test) Network Support Engineers
Technical Marketing Engineers Network Administrators/Engineers Sales/Systems Engineers

IV. Information on Hands-on Labs

Some of the Cloud labs would be limited in quantity and available for shared use among participants. Participants need to have the below requirements to be able to do hands-on exercises.

  • Modern Laptop computer (Windows or Mac or Linux)
  • Internet Access to Lab setup on Cloud
  • SSH connectivity to Lab VM

Select Date

5/15/2023 to 5/17/2023

Session timings:  8:30AM – 4:30PM

5000+ Participants served

4.7+ out of 5 Participant satisfaction scores

Individual Lab(s) for each Learner

Good Content, very good introduction part about SD-WAN

The instructors demonstrated profound knowledge about the topic, labs were well prepared

The whole lab was excellently organized and set up. Kudos to the team!