How to Use the Cisco SD-WAN (Viptela) Labs in the ATC
Our Cisco SD-WAN (Viptela) labs are designed to help IT professionals build, maintain and evolve an SD-WAN fabric. Discover the learning path that's right for you.
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Whether you are just starting out with Cisco SD-WAN (Viptela), you want to dig deep into specific features, or you're looking to explore integrations, we offer labs that can help. These labs are accessible 24/7 through the WWT Advanced Technology Center (ATC).
We built the Viptela foundations labs with varying experience levels and software versions in mind.
For lab users who are just starting out with Viptela or looking to review concepts as part of an educational journey, we offer two labs:
The key difference between these labs is the creation of feature templates for IOS-XE devices as well as a full vManage user interface redesign.
After completing the foundations labs, you can extend your Viptela knowledge via our sandbox labs.
Our Viptela sandbox labs are designed for users to dive deeper into the solution's capabilities and get creative. They are based on the same topology and hardware makeup as the foundations labs but offer exposure to various software versions.
These labs allow you to perform software upgrades, validate the upgrade process and explore potential new features in later versions of Viptela software.
We increasingly find that our customers want to explore the integration of SD-WAN and secure service edge (SSE) as they move toward a secure access service edge (SASE) architecture. To that end, we offer multiple SASE labs with Viptela SD-WAN:
Here, users explore Viptela's integration with multiple SSE solutions for security services like DNS inspection/enforcement, cloud-delivered firewall, and secure web gateway.
Committed to continued learning
The mission of our ATC global solution development team is to create integrated solutions that inform and educate. The Cisco SD-WAN (Viptela) solution continues to mature in features and functionality. As it does, we will produce additional educational content to help you on your journey with Viptela.