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New Training: Configure and Verify Cisco IP SLA

by Team Nuggets
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Published on February 23, 2021

In this 5-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Jeremy Cioara covers the purpose and some of the many uses of the Cisco IP SLA feature. Learn how to set up an IP SLA echo probe, an IP SLA HTTP probe, and more. Watch this new Cisco training.

Watch the full course: Cisco CCNP Enterprise Core

This training includes:

  • 5 videos

  • 37 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Introduction to Configure and Verify Cisco IP SLA

  • What is IP SLA?

  • Configuring IP SLA Ping Functionality

  • Configuring IP SLA HTTP Functionality

  • Using IP SLA to Make Routing Changes

What is Cisco IP SLA (Service-Level Agreement)?

Cisco IP SLA (Service-Level Agreement) is a Cisco IOS feature that lets you measure the performance of your network. You can use it to measure statistics such as response time, packet loss, jitter and voice quality scoring (MOS).

IP SLA works through two devices. An IP SLA router generates the traffic that you will measure and an IP SLA responder receives it. The IP SLA responder doesn't need to be a Cisco device. But if it is, you will receive more detailed information about what you are monitoring.

To configure IP SLA, you first need to decide what IP SLA operation you want to use, such as a ping, an ICMP jitter or an HTTP GET request. Then, you need to tell the IP SLA router how often you want to run the IP SLA operation. You may also have to configure the IP SLA responder, depending on what IP SLA operation that you are using.

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