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New Training: Bootstrapping on-Prem Controllers

by Team Nuggets
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Published on March 1, 2021

In this 6-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Keith Barker walks you through the initial configuration and bootstrapping of the management/control network in SD-WAN in an on-Premises Deployment. Watch this new networking training.

Watch the full course: Cisco CCNP Implementing Cisco SD-WAN Solutions

This training includes:

  • 6 videos

  • 25 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Introduction

  • Planning and Design

  • vManage Initial Configuration

  • vSmart Initial Configuration

  • vBond Initial Configuration

  • Summary

What is vManage NMS?

vManage NMS (Network Management System) is a tool that lets you monitor, configure and maintain your Cisco SD-WAN devices and links in your underlay and overlay network through a GUI. You install vManage on a server in your network and access the GUI through either a Chrome or Firefox browser from VPN 0 or VPN 512, which are the WAN transport and management VPNs, respectively.

In vManage's dashboard, you can view the overall health of your network. This includes the states of devices and controller certificates as well as the number of reboots and crashes. It also includes a variety of tools, such as a terminal where you can establish an SSH session with your devices.

You can additionally access the functionality of vManage through its RESTful API. With this, you can include static and real-time data about your network and the devices in it within your own applications. You can further use the API for uploading device configuration templates and other configuration data.

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