New Training: Explain Cisco SD-WAN Services
In this 9-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Jeff Kish covers the services and benefits SD-WAN solutions provide, including Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP), Deep Packet Inspection (DPI), Cloud On-Ramp for IaaS and SaaS, and more. Watch this new Cisco training.
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This training includes:
- 9 videos
- 39 minutes of training
You’ll learn these topics in this skill:
- Zero Touch Provisioning
- Edge Redundancy
- Application Awareness and DPI
- Cloud OnRamp for IaaS
- Cloud OnRamp for SaaS
- vAnalytics Module
- Review and Quiz
What is Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP)?
Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) is a feature that is found on network appliances such as switches and wireless access points, which allows you to install the device without having technicians do it onsite. The way it works is that a vendor delivers the device to an organization, which then physically places the device on their site and powers it up, at which time ZTP configures it and connects it to the vendor's management system.
By using ZTP, you can significantly reduce the lead time for provisioning a new device as well as the number of person-hours spent performing the provisioning. ZTP can also greatly reduce configuration errors caused by human error.
ZTP is advantageous when you have sites without IT staff. It is also useful for devices that are installed in home-offices.
It should be noted that not all ZTP implementations are truly "zero touch." Some require "some touch" or "minimal touch."