The Operating and Implementing Cisco WAN Automation Engine (WAE200) v3.0 is a 5-day instructor-led or virtual instructor-led course that gives you the basic knowledge necessary to plan, deploy, configure, and maintain the Cisco WAN Automation Engine (WAE) solution. Extensive hands-on labs help you gain the necessary skills to install and maintain Cisco WAE systems.


After finishing this course, you should be able to:
  • Describe the system architecture of Cisco WAN Automation Engine and Cisco WAE network abstraction
  • Plan and deploy Cisco WAE Planning components, including Collector, WAE Design, and WAE Live
  • Plan and deploy Cisco WAE Automation and explain the basics of Cisco WAE APIs
  • Explain how to deploy changes to the network using Cisco WAE and XR Traffic Controller (XTC)
  • Explain how to use the Cisco WAE Design application to solve problems and achieve business goals


The course contains these components:
  • WAE Solution and Architecture Overview
    • Examining WAE
    • Examining WAE Architecture and Design
    • Examining WAE Applications and Use Cases
  • WAE Solution Implementation
    • Planning a WAE Deployment
    • Deploying WAE
    • Describing WAE Integration Options
  • Network Model Configuration
    • Describing the Collection Process
    • Describing Network Interface Modules
    • Creating Network Models
    • Configuring WAE Modeling Daemon
  • WAE Automation Bandwidth Applications
    • Deploying Bandwidth on Demand Application
    • Deploying Bandwidth Optimization Application
  • WAE Design Fundamentals
    • Getting Started with WAE Design
    • Describing Demands and Traffic Tools
    • Modeling Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) and BGP
    • Describing Failures and Simulation Analysis
  • WAE Design Traffic Engineering and Optimization
    • Engineering Traffic by Using Metrics
    • Engineering Traffic by Using Resource Reservation Protocol with Traffic Engineering (RSVP-TE)
    • Engineering Traffic by Using Segment Routing-Traffic Engineering (SR-TE)
    • Engineering Traffic by Using Latency Constraints
    • Modeling Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Introduction to WAE API
    • Introducing WAE Design Remote Procedure Call (RPC) API
    • Introducing WAE Optimization and Prediction Module (OPM) API
    • Introducing WAE Server Representational State Transfer Configuration Protocol (RESTCONF) and Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) APIs
  • WAE Live Deployment
    • Describing the Components of WAE Live
    • Configuring WAE Live
    • Explaining WAE Live Features
  • Maintenance and Troubleshooting
    • Maintaining WAE
    • Troubleshooting WAE

  • Labs:
    • Virtual Learning Lab – Getting Started
    • WAE Server Setup and Configuration
    • Bandwidth on Demand Application
    • Bandwidth Optimization Application
    • Getting Started with WAE Design
    • Describing Traffic with Demands
    • Failures and Simulation Analysis
    • Engineering Traffic Using Metrics
    • Engineering Traffic Using RSVP-TE and SR-TE
    • WAE Design API
    • Configuring WAE Live
    • WAE Live Features

Prerequisite Knowledge

Recommended knowledge and skills:
  • Knowledge of general networking and routing concepts
  • Basic knowledge of routing protocols: Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Intermediate System-toIntermediate System (IS-IS), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
  • Understanding of Cisco Multiprotocol Label Switching Traffic Engineering (MPLS TE) technologies
  • Basic knowledge of Linux server operation and Linux tools
  • Knowledge of accessing, configuring, and managing network devices
  • Basic understanding of network automation and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) concepts