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DNA Center and SD-Access Training (SDAINT)

Detailed Course Outline

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

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

Module 3: DNA Center and Workflow for SD-Access

  • Introduction to DNA Center
  • Workflow for SD-Access in DNA Center
  • 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
  • Policy Types
  • ISE Integration with DNA Center
  • Cross Domain Policies

Module 6: DNA Center Workflow Third Step – Provision

  • Devices Onboarding
  • Fabric Domains
  • Adding 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
  • SD-Access Wireless Architecture
  • 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
  • Single Border vs. Multiple Border Designs
  • Collocated Border and Control Plane Nodes
  • Distributed (separated) Border and Control Plane Nodes

Lab Outline

  • Connecting and getting familiar with DNA Center GUI
  • Performing SD-Access Design Step in DNA Center
  • Performing SD-Access Policy Step in DNA Center
  • Performing SD-Access Provision Step in DNA Center
  • Performing SD-Access Assurance Step in DNA Center
  • Integrating WLAN services through SD-Wireless architecture (optional)
  • Achieving External Connectivity to remote locations through Border Node