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This is a five day instructor-led course will teach learners how to design and deploy a solution using Cisco WAAS that improves application performance over the WAN while enabling infrastructure consolidation. The learner will also understand Cisco WAAS optimization technology, design considerations, network integration, and system troubleshooting aspects.

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Upon completing this course, the student will be able to meet these objectives:

  • Describe the business value of WAN optimization and application acceleration technologies
  • Perform the basic configuration steps that are required for a Cisco WAAS deployment
  • Implement, integrate, and manage Cisco WAAS
  • Configure advanced features of Cisco WAAS
  • Design a Cisco WAAS solution
  • Implement each of the Cisco WAAS application optimizers for maximum performance
  • Troubleshoot a Cisco WAAS solution

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Network Designer
  • Network Engineer
  • Systems Engineer

  • Interconnecting Cisco Network Devices Part 1 (ICND1)
  • Fundamental knowledge of Microsoft Windows networking technologies
  • Fundamental knowledge of WAN optimization
  • Fundamental knowledge of VMware server virtualization technologies

Module 1: Cisco Wide-Area Application Services

  • Introducing Cisco WAAS 6.23
    • Identify the performance barriers created by the WAN
    • Define how Cisco WAAS technologies help enable application delivery and infrastructure consolidation
    • Describe the centralized management features of Cisco WAAS including the new GUI interface
    • Describe the optimization technologies provided by Cisco WAAS
    • Identify the need for application-specific acceleration
    • Describe inline configuration and off-path configuration deployment options for Cisco WAVE devices and describe when to use each option
    • Describe the security features integrated into Cisco WAAS
    • Describe the functionality and positioning of Cisco vWAAS in the data center
    • Describe Cisco ISR WAAS running on 4400 Series Routers.
    • Describe the Cisco WAAS high availability features

Module 2: Cisco WAAS Installation

  • ¬†Installing and Configuring the Virtual Environment
    • Deploying VWAAS OVAs
    • VCenter Overview
    • Creating Standard and Distributed Networks
    • Monitoring ESXi
    • Troubleshooting ESXi

    ESXiverview of ESXi

    • 4400 Series Overview
    • Creating application Containers
    • Deploying ISR WAAS
    • Enabling ISR-WAAS on a Cisco ISR 4451-X Using the EZConfig Program
    • Upgrading ISR WAAS and IOS-XE
    • Downgrading ISR WAAS and IOS-XE


      • 4400 Series Routers
    • Lesson 2: Installing and Configuring Cisco VWAAS 6.23
      • Describe how to physically deploy Cisco VWAAS , within the network, to provide a simple method of network integration
      • Perform the initial installation of the designated Cisco WAVE appliance providing Cisco WAAS Central Manager functionality
      • Perform the initial installation of all Cisco WAVE appliances that are configured as accelerators

Module 3: Implementation, Integration, and Management

  • Configuring Application Traffic Policies
  • Implementing Cisco WAAS Express
  • Configuring Cisco WAAS Virtualization
  • Introducing Cisco WAAS Mobile

Module 4: Advanced Cisco WAAS Configuration

  • Introducing Cisco WAAS Traffic Interception
  • Configuring Advanced Cisco WAVE Features
  • Implementing Cisco vWAAS

Module 5: Cisco WAAS Design

  • Planning a Cisco WAAS Network Design
  • Planning and Executing a Cisco WAAS Site Survey

Module 6: Cisco WAAS Application Optimizers

  • Configuring CIFS Optimization
  • Configuring NFS Optimization
  • Configuring MAPI Optimization
  • Configuring HTTP Optimization
  • Configuring SSL Optimization
  • Configuring Cisco WAAS Windows Network Printing
  • Configuring Streaming Video Optimization
  • Installing Cisco WAAS Mobile
  • Configuring Cisco WAAS Mobile Options

Module 7: Cisco WAAS Troubleshooting

  • Troubleshooting Introduction
  • Troubleshooting Network Interception
  • Troubleshooting WAN Optimization
  • Troubleshooting Cisco vWAAS
  • Troubleshooting Cisco WAAS Express
  • Troubleshooting Cisco WAAS Mobile