Cisco SD-WAN Design Clinic (SDWDES) – Outline

Detailed Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco SD-WAN Solution Review
  • High-level Cisco SD-WAN Deployment models
  • Cisco SD-WAN high availability solution
  • Cisco SD-WAN Scalability
  • Cisco SD-WAN Solution Benefits
Module 2: Cisco SD-WAN Orchestration and Operations Essentials
  • Introduction
  • vManage NMS
  • vSmart Controller
  • vBond Orchestrator
  • Controller Resiliency Architecture
  • 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
  • Dynamic Cloud Access
  • Control Plane value
Module 3: Zero Touch Provisioning
  • Overview
  • User Input Required for the ZTP Automatic Authentication Process
  • Authentication between the vBond Orchestrator and an Edge Router
  • Authentication between the Edge Router and the vManage NMS
  • Authentication between the vSmart Controller and the vEdge Router
Module 4: Cloud on Ramp
  • Overview
  • Deployment modes and requirements
  • Cloud on Ramp configuration and monitoring
Module 5: Service Insertion
  • Overview
  • Service insertion configuration and monitoring
  • Deploying SD-WAN Firewall Zone Based Firewall
    • How to enable Zone Based Firewall
    • How to protect your network using Zones and Policies
    • Deploy ZBF through vManage GUI
    • Allowing Different VPn’s to have communication
Module 6: Multi-Tenancy
  • Multi-Tenant Mode
  • Creating Tenants
  • Adding Controller
  • Adding Vedges
  • RBAC
Module 7: Analytics and REST API
  • Dashboard
  • Data Analytics
  • vManage REST API
  • vAnalytics
  • Importance and uses of monitoring data
  • Benefits of Analytics in the design or redesign process
Module 8: Site Architecture and Deployment Models
  • Site Capabilities
  • Capacity Planning
  • Scalability and High Availability considerations
  • Application types and Topologies which support them
  • vEdge Router / ISR SD-WAN Features and Capabilities
  • vEdge form factors
  • Greenfield and Brownfield projects
  • Migration Considerations and Planning
  • Control Plane value in deployment models
Module 9: Use Cases
  • Guest Wi-Fi
  • Bandwidth Augmentation
  • CloudExpress
  • Cloud on Ramp for IaaS and SaaS
  • Critical Applications SLA
  • Regional Secure Perimeter
  • Direct Internet Access (DIA)
  • Solution Redundancy
  • IWAN with SD-WAN use cases
  • Meraki with Cisco SD-WAN Viptela use cases
  • Legacy technologies and SD-WAN
  • Traditional transport technologies with SD-WAN solution integration
Module 10: Designing Cisco SD-WAN
  • Design principles and Workflow
  • Cisco Validated Models
    • Zscaler Internet Access (ZIA) and Cisco SD-WAN Deployment Guide
    • SD-WAN: Cloud onRamp for SaaS Deployment Guide
  • Capacity and Capabilities
  • Deployment Scenarios
  • Advanced features and license support
  • Case Study analysis
  • Design documentation
Module 11: Appendix: Smart Licensing Support
  • Smart Licenses overview
  • Account creation
  • Account integration and synchronization with vManage
  • License Downloading and installing
  • ISR / SDWAN vEdge licensing options
  • Demo