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New Training: Configure and Verify OMP

by Team Nuggets
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Published on March 4, 2021

In this 6-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Keith Barker introduces the Overlay Management Protocol, and how to implement and verify it in SD-WAN. Watch this new networking training.

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

This training includes:

  • 6 videos

  • 26 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Introduction to OMP

  • Underlay and Overlay Review

  • Verify the Overlay Network

  • OMP Default Behavior

  • OMP Manipulation

  • OMP summary

What is Overlay Management Protocol (OMP)?

Overlay Management Protocol (OMP) is a protocol that lets you establish and maintain Cisco SD-WAN control planes. It allows you to orchestrate overlay network communication, such as connectivity between network sites, service chaining and VPN topologies. It also allows you to distribute not only service-level routing data and other location mappings, but also data plane security parameters. Finally, it can give you centralized control and distribution of your routing policy.

OMP is enabled by default on vSmart controllers and vEdge routers. This means that you don't need to configure these devices for OMP when you want to exchange routing, policy and management data between them. The devices will automatically instantiate the OMP peering sessions, with the system IP addresses becoming the IP endpoints of the OMP session.

It should be noted that OMP creates a full mesh topology by default, and it does not run between Edge routers.

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