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Silver Peak SD-WAN Foundations Lab

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Solution Overview
Silver Peak's solution helps customers build better WANs, dramatically lowering costs, boosting business performance and accelerating time to value. Silver Peak's architecture begins with a robust, secure SD-WAN foundation but doesn’t stop there. Unique innovations provide added performance, visibility and control, security and extensibility allowing you to: 

  •  Achieve cost savings and realize greater business agility 
  •  Confidently embrace the internet and accelerate cloud initiatives 
  •  Proactively secure business operations 
  •  Dramatically simplify IT Operations 
  •  Increase business productivity and enhance end-user experience 

Goals & Objectives

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

The modules included in this version are: 

  • Create Deployment Profiles and use Zero-Touch Provisioning (ZTP)
  • Upgrade software
  • Configure OSPF and general routing
  • Configure High Availability for a site
  • Configure Policies and Business Intent Overlays
  • Demonstrate how Silver Peak handles impairment on circuits
  • Demonstrate Silver Peak's Boost (WAN-OP)
  • Using the Included monitoring tools and use of Automation 

Hardware & Software

From a topology perspective, this environment consists of single data center and three branch sites using virtual Silver Peak Edge Connect devices, interconnected via simulated MPLS and internet clouds all of which are running virtually.

This lab is uses:
  • Silver Peak Orchestrator version 8.5.4
  • Edge VXOA software version 8.1.9.5*

* - 8.1.9.2 of the VXOA software is installed when first run.  The 8.1.9.5 is what will be installed after following the upgrade steps in this lab.  Upgrading to 8.1.9.5 is optional.

Technologies

Silver Peak SD-WAN Foundations Lab Overview
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Silver Peak SD-WAN Foundations Module 1 - Deployment Profiles and Zero Touch Provisioning
Time: 14:43 Plays: 40
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Silver Peak SD-WAN Foundations Module 1 - Deployment Profiles and Zero Touch Provisioning
Welcome to the WWT Silver Peak SD-WAN Foundations video series. In this video series, WWT Technical Solutions Architect Rob Phillips details how to configure, troubleshoot and maintain the Silver Peak SD-WAN solution. There are seven videos in this series that can be used for self education or to walk through different tasks in the Silver Peak SD-WAN hands-on lab
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Silver Peak SD-WAN Foundations Module 2 - Upgrading an Edge device
Time: 9:11 Plays: 40
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Silver Peak SD-WAN Foundations Module 2 - Upgrading an Edge device
This video is part of our ongoing Silver Peak SD-WAN Foundations series. In this video you will learn how to deploy and activate an image on a branch edge device.
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Silver Peak SD-WAN Foundations Module 3 - Configuring OSPF
Time: 11:21 Plays: 40
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Silver Peak SD-WAN Foundations Module 3 - Configuring OSPF
In this video you will learn how to configure a dynamic routing protocol, validate the new configuration is working, and test connectivity between remote locations.
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Silver Peak SD-WAN Foundations Module 4 - High Availability
Time: 11:53 Plays: 40
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Silver Peak SD-WAN Foundations Module 4 - High Availability
In this video you will configure High Availability to enable a dual edge branch and implement an IP service level agreement to enable active/active edge devices
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Silver Peak SD-WAN Foundations Module 5 - Creating and enabling policies
Time: 26:55 Plays: 40
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Silver Peak SD-WAN Foundations Module 5 - Creating and enabling policies
In this video you will learn how to create custom applications and custom firewall zones. You will then update templates with the new applications and zones. Lastly, you will associate the templates with a Business Intent Overlay
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Silver Peak SD-WAN Foundations Module 6 - Monitoring
Time: 9:40 Plays: 40
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Silver Peak SD-WAN Foundations Module 6 - Monitoring
In this video you will learn how to monitor the end user experience, service provider performance, and traffic flows through the service providers.
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Silver Peak SD-WAN Foundations Module 7 - Impairment
Time: 23:01 Plays: 40
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Silver Peak SD-WAN Foundations Module 7 - Impairment
In this video you will introduce degraded performance on a service provider and confirm the user experience is not impacted. You will then enable Boost (Silver Peak's WAN Optimization) functionality on a service provider.
Total Time: 1:46:44