Description

The Configuring and Operating Cisco EPN Manager (EPNM100) v3.0 is a 4-day instructor-led course that shows you how to install, provision, monitor, and maintain a packet and optical multilayer network using Cisco Evolved Programmable Network (EPN) Manager. This course also covers configuration and compliance management, device configuration, and service management. The Cisco EPN Manager is a simplified and cost-effective solution for device operation, administration, network provisioning, and network assurance management for today’s converging packet and optical multilayer networks. It enables end-to-end lifecycle management across core, edge, aggregation, and access networks.

Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:
  • Recognize the Cisco EPN Manager's features
  • Access Cisco EPN Manager and understand user accounts (roles, virtual domains)
  • Navigate the Cisco EPN Manager's user interface
  • View the network inventory
  • Monitor health and performance
  • Manage alarms and events
  • Generate reports
  • Recognize the system requirements for Cisco EPN Manager, and procedures for new installations, upgrades, and high availability
  • Manage licensing
  • Configure the initial server settings and prepare the server for day-1 operations
  • Establish initial device inventory and virtual domains
  • Establish user accounts and their role-based access to EPN Manager's features and devices
  • Configure monitoring policies and alarm and event preferences
  • Manage backup and restore, data retention and purging, and software updates
  • Tune and monitor a server's performance
  • Archive, view, compare, and restore configuration files
  • Update and manage software images
  • Perform compliance audits
  • Configure devices using templates
  • Provision network services
  • Archive and restore TL1 database files
  • Update and manage optical devices' software image
  • Configure optical devices using the Detailed Device View
  • Provision optical network services

Outline

The course contains these components:
  • Introduction
    • Service Provider Market Trends
    • Cisco EPN Manager Overview
  • Getting Started
    • Accessing Cisco EPN Manager
    • Lesson Summary for “Accessing Cisco EPN Manager”
    • Exploring the GUI
    • Populating the Inventory
  • Network Views
    • Viewing Device Inventory and Device Details
    • Viewing the Topology
  • Network Monitoring
    • Monitoring Dashboards
    • Monitoring Policies Overview
    • Exploring Alarms and Events
    • Taking Action on Alarms and Events
    • Exploring Reports
    • Managing Reports
  • System Administration
    • Pre-Installation Activities
    • Installing Cisco EPN Manager
    • Installing High Availability
    • Post-Installation Activities
    • Performing Server Setup Tasks
    • Customizing Alarm and Event Preferences
    • Managing Groups and Virtual Domains
    • Managing User Accounts
  • Maintenance
    • Backup and Restore
    • Software Updates
    • Data Retention and Purging
    • Monitor and Tune Cisco EPN Manager
  • Configuration Management
    • Setting Up Configuration Management
    • Using Configuration Management
  • Software Image Management
    • Software Image Management Basics
    • Deploying Software Images
  • Device Configuration
    • Cisco EPN Manager Configuration Methods
    • Configuring Devices by Using Templates
    • Creating Custom Templates
  • Compliance Management
    • Compliance Prerequisites
    • Compliance Policies
    • Compliance Audit and Fix Jobs
  • Carrier Ethernet Service Management
    • Examining Provisioning Features
    • Creating Customers and Custom Profiles
    • Provisioning a Carrier Ethernet Service
    • Verifying Services
    • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Services
  • Optical Devices, Circuits, and Services
    • Exploring Optical Provisioning Features
    • Setting Up Configuration Management
    • Using Configuration Management
    • Configuring Optical Devices with Details Device View
    • Creating Customers and Custom Profiles
    • Provisioning a Service
    • Assuring Services
    • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Services

Prerequisite Knowledge

It is recommended, but not required, to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:
  • Network management experience (polling, syslogs, IP addressing, ports, device access, credentials, Simple Network Management Protocol [SNMP], Secure Shell [SSH])
  • Basic understanding of network and device performance statistics
  • Basic understanding of network alarms and events
  • Experience with manually configuring network devices and provisioning services using a device's command-line interface (CLI)
  • VMware experience with the installation of OVA files on virtual machines and/or ISO software on bare-metal machines
  • Experience with configuring optical network devices and provisioning optical circuits using either TL1 (CLI) or the Cisco Transport Controller application