MEF-SDWAN

You will learn all aspects related to SD-WAN from a MEF perspective, as fundamentals and characteristics of SD-WAN solutions, service components, and service attributes.

Networking engineers, service provider architects, and premise technology engineers looking to expand their understanding of SD-WAN and MEF certification.

In this MEF-SDWAN Bootcamp, you will learn all aspects related to SD-WAN from a MEF perspective, as fundamentals and characteristics of SD-WAN solutions, service components and service attributes, service assurance of SD-WAN connections, High Availability of SD-WAN Services and applying Policy-based Packet Forwarding for SD-WAN.

Module 1 Overview of Basic Networking

  • Network Definitions
    • Node
    • Endpoint
    • Local Area Network (LAN)
    • MAC Address
    • Ethernet
    • Ethernet Frame
    • Virtual Local Area Network (VLAN)
    • IEEE 802.1ad, Q-in-Q
    • Wide Area Network (WAN)
    • Subscriber
    • Service Provider
    • Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS)
    • Routing
    • Routing Information Protocol (RIP)
    • Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
    • Open Shortest Path First (OSPF)
    • Intermediate System – Intermediate System (IS-IS)
    • Source Packet Routing in Networking (SPRING)/Segmented Routing (SR)
  • Network Robustness
    • Bidirectional Forwarding Detection (BFD)
    • Fast Reroute (FRR)
  • Network Failures and Performance Issues
    • Two-Way Active Measurement Protocol (TWAMP)
    • Simple Network Message Protocol (SNMP)
    • Internet Control Message Protocol (ICMP)
    • Internet Control Message Protocol for IPv6 (ICMPv6)
    • Ping
    • Ping6
    • Traceroute
    • Traceroute6
  • Traffic Addresses
    • Internet Protocol version 4 (IPv4)
    • IPv4 Address
    • Classless Inter-Domain Routing (CIDR)
    • Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP)
    • Internet Protocol version 5 (IPv5)
    • Internet Protocol version 6 (IPv6)
    • IPv6 Packet
    • Stateless Address Auto Configuration (SLAAC)

Module 2 Assessing, Planning, and Designing

  • Characteristics and Benefits of an SD-WAN Service
  • SD-WAN Components
    • SD-WAN UNI
    • Underlay Connectivity Services (UCS)
    • Tunnel Virtual Connection (TVC)
    • SD-WAN Virtual Connection (SWVC)
    • SD-WAN Virtual Connection Endpoint
    • SD-WAN Edge
  • Internet Breakout
  • SWVC Service Attributes
    • SWVC Identifier Service Attribute
    • SWVC End Point List Service Attribute
    • Service Uptime Objective Service Attribute
    • SWVC Reserved Prefixes Service Attribute
    • SWVC List of Policies Service Attribute
    • SWVC List of Application Flow Groups Service Attribute
    • SWVC List of Application Flows Service Attribute
    • Application Flow Groups and Policies
  • SWVC End Point Service Attributes
    • SWVC End Point Identifier Service Attribute
    • SWVC End Point Policy Map Service Attribute
  • SD-WAN UNI Service Attributes
    • SD-WAN UNI Identifier Service Attribute
    • SD-WAN UNI L2 Interface Service Attribute
    • SD-WAN UNI L2 Maximum Frame Size Service Attribute
    • SD-WAN UNI IPv4 Connection Addressing Service Attribute
    • SD-WAN UNI IPv6 Connection Addressing Service Attribute
    • SD-WAN UNI Example Scenario
  • Application Flows and Groups
  • Policies
    • Policy Criteria
  • Legacy Migration to SD-WAN
    • SOHO or Small Office Branch Type
    • Medium or Larger Offices Branch Type
    • SD-WAN Use Policies
  • Designing and Planning Scenarios

Module 3 Underlay Connectivity Services

  • Types of Underlay Connectivity Services
  • Characteristics of Underlay Connectivity Services
    • Carrier Ethernet Services
    • IP Services
    • L1 Connectivity Services
    • Public Internet
  • Access Methods for Underlay Connectivity Services
    • Copper Access / DSL
    • Synchronous Optical Network (SONET) / Synchronous Digital Hierarchy (SDH)
    • Fiber Access
    • HFC / DOCSIS
    • Packet Radio Access
    • Passive Optical Network
    • PDH Access
    • LTE
  • Public versus Private
    • Private UCS
    • Public UCS
    • Backup UCS
  • Traffic Requirements and Allocation of Bandwidth across Multiple Underlay Connectivity Services
    • Allocation of Bandwidth
    • BANDWIDTH Policy Effect on Packets
    • BANDWIDTH Policy Application
  • UCS Scenarios

Module 4 SD-WAN Components

  • Using an SD-WAN Gateway to Interconnect an SD-WAN Service to an External Service
    • Defining an SD-WAN Gateway
    • SD-WAN Gateway Use Case
  • Defining the SD-WAN Controller and SD-WAN Orchestrator
    • SD-WAN Controller
    • SD-WAN Service Orchestrator
  • Challenge Questions

Appendix A – Understanding the Basic Structure of the LSO API

  • Benefits of LSO API
  • LSOs with existing SDKs
  • LSOs without SDKs

 

Module 5 SD-WAN Security

  • Security
    • End-to-End Encryption
    • Security in the SD-WAN Context
  • Firewall Usage With SD-WAN
    • Firewalls
    • Firewalls in SD-WAN Context
  • Security Protocols
    • Transport Layer Security (TLS)
    • Secure Sockets Layer (SSL)
    • Internet Protocol Security (IPSec)
  • Encryption
    • IPSec Cryptographic Algorithms
    • WireGuard

Security Scenarios

It is recommended to have a basic understanding of L2 switching and L3 routing and experience in deployment, design, maintenance and troubleshooting of networks as MPLS and Ethernet.

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