Course Code: 5742

VIPTELA: Cisco SD-WAN Deploy, Manage & Troubleshoot (VIPTELA)

Class Dates:
5 Days
Class Time:


  • Course Overview
  • This Viptela training is targeted to engineers and technical personnel involved in deploying, implementing, operating and optimizing Cisco SD-WAN solution (Viptela), both in enterprise and Service Provider environments, including advanced features for Multi-tenant deployment, QoS, application performance routing, configuration templates, control policies and troubleshooting common operating issues. The Cisco SD-WAN course is lab-intensive, and objectives are accomplished mainly through hands on learning. Students taking this Viptela 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. AVAILABLE CLASS Offered as a 3 Day Bootcamp for $ 2700 | ask for more information.
  • Audience
    • Engineering and Planning team evaluating WAN evolution
    • Personnel involved in SD-WAN Design, Implementation and Operation
    • Network Operations team with SD-WAN solution
    • Cisco partners who sell and support SD-WAN solutions


  • Familiarity with Wide Area Networks (WANs)
    • Describe why customers desire SD-WAN.
    • Explain the basic components of Cisco SD-WAN.
    • Describe use cases of SD-WAN.
    • Describe management features of Cisco SD-WAN.
    • Understand the business areas to leverage Cisco SD-WAN.

Course Details

  • Module 1: SD-WAN Solution Overview
  • Traditional WAN - Challenges
  • SD-WAN Overview and definitions
  • SD-WAN Benefits, Key Concepts, & Main Components
  • On-Premise vs. Cloud-based Control Plane
  • " Lab 1: Accessing the Lab Devices
  • Module 2: SD-WAN Licensing Model
  • Pricing Model
  • License Options by Features
  • License Options by Bandwidth capacity
  • " Lab 2: Reset vEdge Cloud Router
  • Module 3: Secure Control Plane Bring-Up
  • Zero Trust Security Principles
  • Secure Control Channels
  • Establishing vEdge Router Identity
  • Establishing Control Elements Identities (vBond, vSmart, vEdge)
  • Secure Control Channel between vEdge Router and vBond
  • Secure Control Channel between vEdge Router and vSmart/vManage
  • " Lab 3: Remove vEdge Router from vManage Inventory
  • Module 4: Secure Data Plane Bring-Up
  • Limitations of traditional key exchange mechanisms (IKE)
  • SD-WAN new centralized Encryption key distribution
  • Traffic Encryption for data privacy
  • Authentication Header for Data Plane Integrity
  • Anti-Replay Protection (man-in-the-middle)
  • Role of Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
  • Considerations about MTU and MSS
  • End to End Segmentation (VPN's)
  • Role of Application Visibility and Recognition
  • Infrastructure DDoS Mitigation
  • Security Policies and Services
  • Cloud Security: Secure Direct Internet Access
  • Module 5: Overlay Management Protocol (OMP)
  • Definition of overlay routing
  • Role and characteristics of Overlay Management Protocol (OMP)
  • OMP Advertised Routes
  • Route Redistribution (edge routing protocol to OMP and vice versa)
  • Best Path Algorithm
  • Configure and Deploy Control-Plane Connectivity
  • Module 6: Using Templates
  • Basic Elements in the configuration for any device
  • Need for Templates
  • Options to Apply Templates to Devices
  • Overview of Feature Templates
  • Categories of Feature Templates
  • Workflow for Applying Templates to Devices
  • Configure and Deploy an Overlay Network
  • Module 7: Using Policies
  • Policy Architecture
  • Application Aware Routing Policies
  • Control Policies
  • Data Policies
  • VPN Membership Policies
  • Routing Policies
  • Cflowd Templates
  • Provision and Deploy vManage Templates
  • Module 8: Quality of Service (QoS)
  • QoS Pipeline - vEdge Router
  • Data Packet Flow
  • Queueing Management
  • Control Traffic Prioritization
  • Random Early Detection (RED)
  • Traffic Policing
  • Traffic Shaping
  • Marking and Remarking
  • Class-Map
  • QoS Scheduler
  • QoS Map
  • Applying QoS policies
  • Module 9: Basic Troubleshooting
  • Troubleshooting Control Plane Bring Up
  • GUI validation in vManage
  • CLI validation with "Show" commands in vEdge Router
  • Troubleshooting Data Plane
  • Troubleshooting OMP
  • " Lab 9: Deploy Multi-Tenant vManage
  • Module 10: Additional Topics
  • Solution Redundancy
  • Control Policies
  • Route Filtering
  • TLOC
  • Direct Internet Access (DIA)
  • BFD
  • Contrasting Cisco IWAN with Viptela SD-WAN approach
  • Comparing Cisco's SD-WAN with other vendors solutions
  • Module 11: Cloud on Ramp
  • Module 12: Use Cases & Design
  • Guest Wi-Fi
  • Bandwidth Augmentation
  • Cloud onRamp for SAAS
  • Critical Applications SLA
  • Regional Secure Perimeter
  • Module 13: Multi-Tenancy
  • Multi-Tenant Mode
  • Creating Tenants
  • Adding Controller
  • Adding Vedges
  • RBAC
  • Module 14: vAnalytics and Rest API
  • vAnalytics
  • Dashboard
  • Data Analytics
  • vManage Rest API