Duration: 5 Days 

Module 1: SDN Solution Overview

 

  • What is SDN?
  • Difference between traditional and SDN Architecture
  • Service Abstraction
  • ODL/OPENFLOW

 

Module 2: SDWAN Solution Overview

  • Traditional WAN – Challenges
  • SD-WAN Overview and definitions
  • SD-WAN Benefits
  • SD-WAN Key Concepts
  • SD-WAN Main Components
  • SD-WAN Main Components
    • vEdge
    • vSmart
    • vManage
    • vBond
  • On-Premise vs. Cloud-based Control Plane

Module 3: Secure Control Plane Bring-Up

 

  • Removal of pre-installed certificates
  • Addition of the certifcates
  • 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

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

Module 6: Bidirectional Forward Detection

 

  • Definition of BFD
  • Role and characteristics of BFD
  • Types of BFD
  • Use of BFD: Path Quality and Liveliness

Module 7: Using Device 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

Module 8: Using Policies

 

  • Policy Architecture
  • Application Aware Routing Policies
  • Control Policies
  • Data Policies
  • VPN Membership Policies
  • Routing Policies

Module 9: Multi-Tenancy

 

  • Multi-Tenant Mode
  • Creating Tenants
  • Adding Controller
  • Adding Vedges
  • RBAC

Module 10: Basic Troubleshooting

 

  • Troubleshooting Control Plane Bring Up
  • GUI validation in vManage
  • CLI validation with “Show” commands in vEdge Router
  • Troubleshooting Data Plane
  • Troubleshooting OMP

Module 11: Service Chaining