Cisco DNA and SD-Access

Understanding of how to manage and deploy Cisco SD-Access and Cisco DNA.

Engineers that require a solid knowledge of Cisco SD-Access and Cisco DNA Solutions.

Understanding of how to manage and deploy Cisco SD-Access and Cisco DNA.

Module 1: Introduction to Cisco’s Software Defined Access (SD-Access)

  • SD-Access Overview
  • SD-Access Benefits
  • SD-Access Key Concepts
  • SD-Access Main Components
  • Campus Fabric
  • Wired
  • Wireless
  • Nodes
  • Edge
  • Border
  • Control Plane
  • DNA Controller
  • ISE (Policy)
  • NDP (Analytics and Assurance)

 

Module 2: SD-Access Campus Fabric

  • The concept of Fabric
  • Node types
  • Fabric Edge Nodes
  • Control Plane Nodes
  • Border Nodes
  • LISP as protocol for Control Plane
  • VXLAN as protocol for Data Plane
  • Concept of Virtual Network
  • Fabric-enabled WLAN
  • Fabric Enabled WLC
  • Fabric Enabled AP’s

 

Module 3: DNA Center and Workflow for SD-Access

  • Introduction to DNA Center
  • Workflow for SD-Access in DNA Center
  • Design Step overview
  • Policy Step overview
  • Provision Step overview
  • Assurance Step overview
  • Integration with Cisco ISE for Policy Enforcement
  • Integration with Cisco NDP for Analytics and Assurance
  • Relationship with APIC-EM controller

 

Module 4: DNA Center Workflow First Step – Design

  • Creating Enterprise and Sites Hierarchy
  • Discuss and Demonstrate General Network Settings
  • Loading maps into the GUI
  • IP Address Administration
  • Administering Software Images
  • Network Device Profiles

 

Module 5: DNA Center Workflow Second Step – Policy

  • 2-level Hierarchy
  • Macro Level: Virtual Network (VN)
  • Micro Level: Scalable Group (SG)
  • Policy Types
  • Access Policy
  • Access Control Policy
  • Traffic Copy Policy
  • ISE Integration with DNA Center
  • Cross Domain Policies

 

Module 6: DNA Center Workflow Third Step – Provision

Devices Onboarding

  • Discovering Devices
  • Assigning Devices to a site
  • Provisioning device with profiles

Fabric Domains

  • Understanding Fabric Domains
  • Using Default LAN Fabric Domain
  • Creating Additional Fabric Domains

Adding Nodes

  • Adding Fabric Edge Nodes
  • Adding Control Plane Nodes
  • Adding Border Nodes

 

Module 7: DNA Center Workflow Fourth Step – Assurance

  • Introduction to Analytics
  • NDP Fundamentals
  • Overview of DNA Assurance
  • Components of DNA Assurance
  • DNA Center Assurance Dashboard

 

Module 8: Implementing WLAN in SD-Access Solution

WLAN Integration Strategies in SD-Access Fabric

  • CUWN Wireless Over The Top (OTT)
  • SD-Access Wireless (Fabric enabled WLC and AP)

SD-Access Wireless Architecture

  • Control Plane: LISP and WLC
  • Data Plane: VXLAN
  • Policy Plane and Segmentation: VN and SGT

Sample Design for SD-Access Wireless

 

Module 9: Campus Fabric External Connectivity for SD-Access

  • Enterprise Sample Topology for SD-Access
  • Role of Border Nodes
  • Types of Border Nodes
  • Border
  • Default Border
  • Single Border vs. Multiple Border Designs
  • Collocated Border and Control Plane Nodes

Distributed (separated) Border and Control Plane Nodes

Engineers that attend this bootcamp should have a basic understanding of IP / Ethernet networks.

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