Implementing Cisco Virtual Wide Area Application Services (VWAAS)

Course details


After taking this course, you should be able to:

Describe the benefits and values of WAN application data optimization and acceleration services provided by Cisco vWAAS
Describe the Cisco vWAAS implementation options in enterprise data center offices, branch offices, and virtual private cloud networks
Understand how to manage Cisco vWAAS using the vWAAS Central Manager GUI and command-line interface
Configure, manage, monitor, and troubleshoot Cisco vWAAS solutions
Understand Cisco AppNav® and configure the Cisco vWAAS AppNav cluster
Configure vWAAS for using Akamai Connect features and Akamai Connect servers on content


Although not required, you’ll get the most out of this course if you have the following background:

Cisco CCNA® Routing and Switching or equivalent knowledge
Fundamental knowledge of server virtualization and hypervisors
Fundamental knowledge of cloud computing infrastructure
Fundamental knowledge of WAN optimization
Fundamental knowledge of network protocols and applications, including HTTP, HTTPS, SSL, Server Message Block (SMB), Network File System (NFS), Messaging API (MAPI), and Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI)

These Cisco certifications can help you meet the recommended prerequisites for this course:

Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching
Cisco CCNA Data Center
Cisco CCNA Cloud
Cisco CCNP® Data Center
Cisco CCNP Cloud


Introducing Cisco WAAS
Configuring Application Acceleration in Cisco vWAAS
Configuring Cisco AppNav
Configuring Traffic Interception for Cisco vWAAS
Configuring Cisco vWAAS with Akamai Connect
Managing Cisco vWAAS Devices Using AAA and RBAC
Monitoring Cisco vWAAS
Troubleshooting Cisco vWAAS
Cisco vWAAS on Virtual Private Clouds (VPC)

Lab outline

Cisco vCM Product Installation and Setup
Deploy and Set Up a vWAAS Instance
Perform Initial Setup of WAAS Express
Navigate vWAAS and the vCM GUI
Configure Device Groups and Device Locations
Configure Network Settings
Enable and Verify Cisco vWAAS Optimization
Configure General Optimization Settings
Configure Cisco vWAAS Traffic Acceleration
Configure and Monitor Cisco vWAAS AppNav Cluster
Configure PBR Traffic Interception
Configure WCCP Traffic Interception
Enable Akamai Caching, Proxy, and Prepositioning
Configure and Monitor Cache Optimizations with Akamai Connect
Configure AAA for Cisco vWAAS
Configure RBAC in Cisco vWAAS
Work with Dashboard, Charts, and Tables
Work with Reports
Use Alarms, Alerts, and Logs
Work with Diagnostic Tests and Troubleshooting Tools