Cisco SD-WAN (Viptela) Foundations Lab (20.x)

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Solution Overview

The Cisco SD-WAN Foundations Lab is a capability of the Advanced Technology Center (ATC) designed to provide an environment to gain hands-on experience with the fundamental features of Cisco's SD-WAN solution. The environment that supports the lab is completely virtual, removing any hardware dependencies associated with physical infrastructure.

Cisco SD-WAN separates orchestration, control, forwarding and management into discrete components and unifies their functionality under a single fabric. This gives the solution the ability to scale to thousands of sites, automate configuration changes in minutes and engineer traffic for optimal connectivity. All this functionality is combined with a highly resilient and highly available architecture. Cisco SD-WAN gives you the ability to respond to critical business needs faster and move with the same agility as the public cloud.

Before you get started...

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Goals & Objectives

The purpose of the Foundations Lab is to help you develop proficiency in deploying, managing and monitoring the Cisco SD-WAN solution. The lab guide is divided into standalone modules that can be completed independently providing for a flexible user consumption.

The modules included in this lab are: 

  • Bring Up Process
  • Feature Templates
  • Device Templates
  • Transport, Management, & Service VPNs
  • Localized Policy
  • Centralized Policy
  • Routing (BGP)
  • Software Upgrade

Hardware & Software

Cisco SD-WAN Software:

  • Version 20.6.2/17.3.4a

Cisco SD-WAN Devices:

  • 1x vManage
  • 2x vSmart
  • 2x vBond
  • 5x cEdge CSR1000v
  • 2x vEdge Cloud

Infrastructure Devices

  • 5x CSR1000v
  • 9x Windows 10 Desktop
  • 2x Ubuntu server
  • 2x TrafficJam