Course Overview

The Cisco WAE Implementation with Cisco NSO Integration1 (NSO101) course is an instructor-led, lab-based, hands-on course offered by Cisco® Learning Services. This course introduces learners to the basic knowledge necessary to plan, deploy, configure, and maintain the Cisco WAN Automation Engine (WAE) solution. Extensive hands-on labs help learners gain the necessary skills to install and maintain Cisco WAE systems.

4 days
Learning Credits: 
    • Learn the system architecture of Cisco WAE and WAE network abstraction
    • Plan and deploy Cisco WAE Planning components, including Collector, WAE Design Archive, and WAE Live
    • Plan and deploy Cisco WAE Automation components, including WAE Core and WAE Open SDN Controller (OSC), as well as learn the basics of WAE APIs
    • Learn how to deploy changes to the network using Cisco WAE and OSC, as well as to determine how to integrate WAE with Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO)
    • Learn how to use the Cisco WAE Design application to solve problems and achieve business goals
    • Module 1: WAE Introduction and Architecture Overview
      • Introduction to WAE
      • WAE Architecture and Design
    • Module 2: WAE Server and Collector Implementation
      • Planning the Deployment
      • WAE Deployment
      • Overview of the Collection Process
      • Embedded Web Server
      • Configuring WAE Collector
      • Configuring WAE Core Server
    • Module 3: WAE Design for Network Engineers
      • Getting Started with WAE Design
      • Working with Layouts
      • Describing Traffic with Demands
      • Failures and Simulation Analysis
    • Module 4: WAE Design Traffic Engineering (IGP)
      • Engineering Traffic Using Metrics
      • Engineering Traffic Using RSVP-TE
    • Module 5: WAE Live Deployment
      • The Basic Components of WAE Live
      • WAE Live Configuration
      • Templates for Visual Elements Control
    • Module 6: WAE Live Features
      • WAE Live Map
      • WAE Live Explore
      • WAE Live Analytics
      • WAE Live Inventory
      • WAE Live Administration
    • Module 7: WAE Maintenance and Troubleshooting
      • WAE Maintenance
      • WAE Troubleshooting
    • Lab 1: Lab: Virtual Learning Lab – Getting Started
    • Lab 2: WAE Collector Configuration
    • Lab 3: Augmented Collection Configuration
    • Lab 4: Configuring WAE Core
    • Lab 5: Getting Started with WAE Design
    • Lab 6: Working with Layouts
    • Lab 7: Describing Traffic with Demands
    • Lab 8: Failures and Simulation Analysis
    • Lab 9: Engineering Traffic Using Metrics
    • Lab 10: Modeling MPLS RSVP-TE LSPs
    • Lab 11: Configuring WAE Live
    • Lab 12: WAE Live Explore and Map
    • Lab 13: WAE Live Analytics
    • Lab 14: Configuring WAE Live Inventory
    • Lab 15: WAE Backup
  • Cisco recommends that you have the following prerequisite knowledge and skills:

    • Knowledge and skills that can be obtained by attending the Cisco NSO Foundation (NSO100) class equivalent
    • Knowledge of general networking and routing concepts
    • Basic knowledge of routing protocols (Open Shortest Path First [OSPF], Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System [IS-IS], Border Gateway Protocol [BGP])
    • Understanding of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and traffic engineering (TE) technologies
    • Basic knowledge of Linux server operation and Linux tools
    • Knowledge of accessing, configuring, and managing network devices
    • Basic understanding of network automation and software-defined networking (SDN) concepts
  • The primary audience for this course is system installers, system integrators, system administrators, network administrators, and solutions designers.