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SDN and SD-WAN Fundamentals: Migrating to and Maintaining an SD-WAN Solution

by Sean Douglas

This course will teach you the benefits and challenges of various deployment models to consider before migrating to SD-WAN. You'll learn about the tools used to manage, maintain, upgrade, and troubleshoot an SD-WAN solution.

What you'll learn

One of the most important technological challenges that today’s organizations face, when migrating to an SD-WAN solution, is selecting the deployment model that will best meet their needs. In addition, once the infrastructure is deployed, day 2 operations are critical to maintaining a secure, highly available, and reliable SD-WAN solution. In this course, SDN and SD-WAN Fundamentals: Migrating to and Maintaining an SD-WAN Solution, you'll learn the most important factors organizations consider when migrating to SD-WAN as well as what tools can be utilized for efficient day 2 management. First, you’ll learn about a variety of factors to consider such as topologies, the coexistence of traditional WAN and SD-WAN devices, WAN circuit selection considerations, access to SaaS, and vendor selection, before an enterprise migrates to an SD-WAN. Next, you'll discover the tools used to manage and maintain SD-WAN devices as well as how to implement user and group authentication and authorization. Finally, you’ll explore the basic tools used to troubleshoot SD-WAN deployment and the process of upgrading SD-WAN components. When you’re finished with this course, you’ll have the fundamental knowledge of SD-WAN migration, as well as understand deployment options, and how to manage, maintain, and troubleshoot an SD-WAN solution.

About the author

Sean Douglas has more than 17 years of experience working extensively with Cisco technology. He didn't always understand how IP networks, voice, and video solutions work. Sean remembers clearly what it was like to start from the beginning, when everything was new and somewhat confusing. Fortunately, he had some exceptional teachers that took the time to explain things in plain terms. He also has an enthusiasm for learning and finding solutions. Sean brings that same passion for learning and enth... more

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