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WDAWL v1.2 - Deploying Cisco Advanced Wireless LANs

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Description

The goal of this course is to enable network planners and administrators to deploy an efficient wireless LAN (WLAN) advanced enterprise solution. To accomplish this, the course is designed to provide the learner a better understanding and appreciation of the complexities involved in efficiently supporting, client mobility, network efficiency, areas of high client density, high availability, advanced guest networking, and IPv6 support.

If WDAWL is offered the same week as WDBWL, at the same location, you can attend the pair for $3,295.00, giving you a $1095.00 discount off the regular pricing for the individual classes.

To participate in the hands-on labs in this class, you need to bring a laptop computer with the following:

  • Windows 7 or 8.1 or 10 is recommended. Mac OSX 10.6 or greater is supported as well.
  • Intel Celeron or better processors are preferred.
  • 1 GB or more of RAM
  • Browser Requirements: Internet Explorer 10 or greater or Mozilla Firefox. (Safari and Mozilla Firefox for Mac OSX)
  • All students are required to have administrator rights to their PCs and cannot be logged in to a domain using any Group Policies that will limit their machine's capabilities.
  • If you do not have administrator rights to your PC, you at least need permissions to download, install, and run Cisco Any Connect Client.
  • If you are participating in a WebEx event, it is highly recommended to take this class at a location that has bandwidth speeds at a minimum of 1 Mbps bandwidth speeds.

Note: Students registering for this course will be receiving their course kit in a digital format. To be able to view your digital kit you will need to bring a laptop PC and/or a compatible iPad or Android tablet. The recommended system requirements and instructions to access the course kit content can be found at the following link: Digital Course Kit Requirements and Instructions

If you have any questions or issues with meeting the requirements listed above, please contact us at rlt@skyline-ats.com and provide the class name to which you are attending and we will be more than happy to help.

Objectives

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

  • Detail the differences in client mobility between Layer 2 and Layer 3
  • Configure the controller to appropriately mark priority traffic for transmission first in times of network congestion and avoid introducing unnecessary IPv6 which could lead to network congestion
  • Discuss the challenges faced in providing a quality user experience in a high density wireless network deployment scenario
  • Design, install, and maintain a wireless mesh network both as an add-on to an existing WLAN and as a new installation

Prerequisites

The knowledge and skills that a learner must have before attending this course are as follows:

  • Cisco CCNA or equivalent work experience
  • Familiarity with Microsoft Windows and Windows networking
  • Prior completion of the Cisco Wireless LAN Essentials eLearning course.

Who Should Attend

The primary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Channel field engineers
  • Cisco Network Consulting Engineers
  • New Cisco Unified Communications partners
  • Customer network engineers

The secondary audience for this course is as follows:

  • Customer network managers

Outline

Module 1: Client Mobility Between Subnets

    Objective: Detail the differences in client mobility between Layer 2 and Layer 3

Lesson 1: Understanding Same Subnet RoamingObjective: Describe the wireless LAN terms and concepts involved in client mobilityThis lesson includes these topics:

  • Terminology of Roaming
    • Objective: Define the terms that are used to describe client mobility in a Cisco Wireless network
  • Guided Lab 1: Connecting to the remote labs
    • Objective: Establish connectivity between the student in the classroom and the remote labequipment and connect to the allocated Pod laptop.
    • Activity Objective
    • Visual Objective
    • Required Resources
    • Task 1: Establishing a Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Connection to the Lab
  • Function of the Mobility Group
    • Objective: Describe client-roaming behavior across multiple mobility groups and how to configuremobility groups on the Cisco WLC.
  • Mobility Messaging
    • Objective: Identify the types of mobility messages that are used between WLCs
  • Auto-anchor Mobility
    • Objective: Describe the auto-anchor functionality and operation at Layer 2.
  • Summary
    • Objective: Summarizes the key points that were discussed in this lesson.

    Lesson 2: Understanding Inter-subnet MobilityObjective: Identify and describe the differences between mobility at layer 2 and mobility at layer 3.This lesson includes these topics:

  • Autonomous AP Mobility
    • Objective: Describe the client mobility options and limitations of client mobility betweenautonomous access points
  • Intra-controller Mobility
    • Objective: Describe the actions which occur in providing client mobility across subnet boundarieswhile changing association between APs joined to the same WLC
  • Inter-controller Mobility Layer 2
    • Objective: Describe the actions required to provide client mobility across subnet boundaries whilechanging association between APs joined to different controllers
  • Impact of AP Groups on Mobility
    • Objective: Describe how the use of AP groups can affect client mobility
  • Interface Groups and Mobility
    • Objective: Describe how the use of Interface groups and their configuration can affect clientmobility
  • Dynamic Anchoring of Clients with Static IP
    • Objective: Describe how mobility is provided for clients that use a static IP address
  • Summary
    • Objective: Summarizes the key points that were discussed in this lesson

    Lesson 3: Identifying Advanced Mobility IssuesObjective: Describe how Cisco wireless networks assist clients to ensure a higher level of performance andlonger battery times for mobile devicesThis lesson includes these topics:

  • Wi-Fi Alliance Voice Enterprise Certification
    • Objective: Describes the main 802.11 amendments used in Voice Enterprise
  • 802.11v Support with Apple Devices
    • Objective: Describe the benefits of 802.11v as they apply to Apple devices
  • RX-SOP
    • Objective: Describe how RX - Start of Packet (SOP) enhances mobility
  • Optimized Roaming
    • Objective: Describes how Optimized Roaming enhances the users Wi-Fi experience
  • Summary
    • Objective: Summarizes the key points that were discussed in this lesson

    Module 2: Network Efficiency

      Objective: This module provides instruction on optimizing the network through Quality of Service (QoS),VideoStream enablement, and utilization of Cisco WLC MS Lync SDN operation in a Cisco UnifiedWireless Network environment

    Lesson 1: Configuring Quality of ServiceObjective: Describe the Cisco Unified Wireless Network features designed to provide network efficiencyand how they can improve performance with QoS, VideoStream, and MS Lync SDN support.This lesson includes these topics:

  • QoS Overview
    • Objective: Define QoS in a wireless LAN (WLAN) environment.
  • 802.11e/WMM
    • Objective: Describe how wireless QoS is implemented under 802.11e and Wi-Fi Multi Media.
  • QoS Packet Marking Mappings
    • Objective: Describes the mappings that are used in QoS packet marking between the wired andwireless segments of the network.
  • QoS Process
    • Objective: Explain how QoS markings are used and their role in prioritizing packets in the end-toendnetwork delivery.
  • Implementing QoS
    • Objective: Describes QoS implementation and configuration on a WLC using both static metallevels and Alloy profiles.
  • QoS Roles for Guest Users
    • Objective: Describes the creation and application of QoS roles to limit bandwidth contention.
  • Parameters Affecting Voice and Video Quality
    • Objective: Identifies WLC parameters that impact voice and video applications.
  • VoIP Phone Support Features
    • Objective: Identifies the WLC settings that impact VoIP functionality.
  • Enhanced EDCA Support
    • Objective: Describes how to implement 802.11e EDCA for third-party voice and video devices.
  • Configuring Video Parameters
    • Objective: Describe the configuration and application of Call Admission Control for video clients.
  • Guided Lab 2: Monitoring WLC QoS on the Switch Infrastructure (Optional dependent on time andequipment)
    • Objective: Configure and verify QoS markings from the WLC to the AP.
    • Activity Objective
    • Required Resources
    • Task 1: Configure Switch QoS Settings
    • Task 2: Configure the Frame Capture on the Switch
    • Task 3: Configure the Traffic Generator
    • Task 4: Analyze the Data
  • Summary
    • Objective: Summarizes the key points that were discussed in this lesson.

    Lesson 2: Implementing Video over Wi-Fi

      Objective: Describe Video requirements for delivery over an IP network and how a wireless network affectsthese requirements.

    This lesson includes these topics:

  • Multicast Review
    • Objective: Describes the configuration of the WLC to support multicast traffic in the wirelessnetwork.
  • Cisco VideoStream Technology
    • Objective: Describe the set of features which enable consistant and reliable delivery of high qualityvideo over the wireless network.
  • Summary
    • Objective: Summarizes the key points that were discussed in this lesson.

    Lesson 3: Implementing VideoStream In A FlexConnect Deployment

      Objective: Identify VideoStream requirements and issues over FlexConnect wireless networks.

    This lesson includes these topics:

  • VideoStream in FlexConnect Environments
    • Objective: Describes the VideoStream features available and their implementation in a FlexConnectdeployment.
  • Summary
    • Objective: Summarizes the key points that were discussed in this lesson.

    Lesson 4: Integrating the WLC with MS Lync SDN

      Objective: Describe the Cisco WLC Lync SDN integration features and its operation

    This lesson includes these topics:

  • WLC MS Lync SDN Integration Overview
    • Objective: Describe the Cisco MS Lync SDN Integration.
  • WLC MS Lync SDN Integration Configuration
    • Objective: Describe MS Lync integration configuration.
  • WLC MS Lync SDN Integration Verification
    • Objective: Describe how to validate a WLC MS Lync integration.
  • Summary
    • Objective: Summarizes the key points that were discussed in this lesson.

    Module 3: High Density Deployment Challenges

      Objective: Identify and discuss the challenges faced in providing a quality user experience in a high densitywireless network. This includes identifying when a wireless network becomes a high density deploymentscenario, and the five critical design points that must be addressed in the deployment to support high clientdensities.

    Lesson 1: Understanding the Effects of Client Density on a WirelessNetwork

      Objective: Identify when a wireless network, or portion of one, becomes a high-density deploymentscenario and identify some of the challenges an administrator will face in providing a quality userexperience

    This lesson includes these topics:

  • What is a High Density Deployment?
    • Objective: Describe when an area of deployment moves from a common wireless environment toone considered an area of high-density.
  • Client Density
    • Objective: Describe the effects of multiple clients in close proximity to each other have on thewireless network environment.
  • Summary
    • Objective: Summarizes the key points that were discussed in this lesson.

    Lesson 2: Planning for Areas of High Client Density

      Objective: Discuss the five critical design points that are within an administrators control which must beaddressed in the deployment of a wireless network designed to provide a quality user experience in a higherdensitywireless environment.

    This lesson includes these topics:

  • Determine the True Per-Connection Bandwidth Requirement
    • Objective: Describe the importance of determining the true per-client bandwidth requirements.
  • Determining Throughput Requirements for a Coverage Area
    • Objective: Describe factors affecting the throughput that can be delivered in any single cell in ahigher-density deployment.
  • Higher Data Rates Increase Efficiency and Reduce the Effective Size of the Cell
    • Objective: Describe the effects of data rates on cell sizing in a higher-density environment.
  • 5 GHz Support is Critical for High-Density Deployments
    • Objective: Describe the effects of clients and their capabilities in delivering a successful higherdensityWLAN deployment.
  • RF Spectrum is a Finite Resource
    • Objective: Describe the impact that RF interference has on a high-density wireless deployment.
  • Summary
    • Objective: Summarizes the key points that were discussed in this lesson.

    Module 4: Introduction to Mesh Networks

      Objective: Describe, at a high-level, wireless mesh networks both as an add-on to an existing WLAN and asa new installation.

    Lesson 1: Describing Wireless Mesh Networks - Overview

      Objective: Describe components that make up a wireless mesh network and concepts that facilitatedeployment of an Enterprise Mesh architecture.

    This lesson includes these topics:

  • The Mesh Architecture
    • Objective: Describe the components and concepts that facilitate deployment of an Enterprise Mesharchitecture.
  • Summary
    • Objective: Summarizes the key points that were discussed in this lesson.

    Lesson 2: Implementing Wireless Mesh Networks - Overview

      Objective: Describe benefits mesh networks provide to an enterprise with difficult networking environmentsand some of the scalability features provided by the mesh network architecture.

    This lesson includes these topics:

  • Why Use a Mesh Architecture?
    • Objective: Describe the benefits mesh networks provide to an enterprise with difficult networkingenvironments along with some of the scalability features provided by the mesh networkarchitecture.
  • Summary
    • Objective: Summarizes the key points that were discussed in this lesson.

    Module 5: Wireless Guest Networks

      Objective: Describe the options available to configure guest access in a Cisco Unified Wireless Network(CUWN) environment.

    Lesson 1: Providing Advanced Guest Access

      Objective: Able to use the controller GUI to configure guest access in a Cisco Unified Wireless Networkenvironment.

    This lesson includes these topics:

  • Defining Guest Access with a Cisco WLC
    • Objective: Define what a guest network is and presents the technical requirements for a guest accesssolution using a Cisco WLC.
  • Methods for Providing Guest Access
    • Objective: Differentiate the methods available for providing guest access in the wired and wirelessnetwork.
  • Configuring Guest Access
    • Objective: Describe the configuration of guest access capabilities on the WLC.
  • Sleeping Clients Guest Enhancements
    • Objective: Describe the sleeping client feature introduced to enhance support for guest clients whichexercise battery saving behaviors.
  • Guest Networking Enhancements
  • Objective: Describe the enhancements to the guest network features that were introduced in WLCcode version 7.6.
  • Additional Guest Networking Capabilities
    • Objective: Describe the enhancements to the guest network features which were introduced in WLC8.X code train.
  • Summary
    • Objective: Summarizes the key points that were discussed in this lesson.

    Lesson 2: Implementing Local Policies and Client Profiling

      Objective: Define what Local Profiling provides and what Local Policies are and describe the enhancementsto the features in the latest code revisions.

    This lesson includes these topics:

  • Local Policies and Client Profiling
    • Objective: Define what Local Profiling provides and what Local Policies are.
  • Local Profiling Enhancements
    • Objective: Describe enhancements to the features in the latest code revisions.
  • Summary
    • Objective: Summarizes the key points that were discussed in this lesson.

    Lesson 3: Implementing Cisco CMX Visitor Connect

      Objective: Describe the operation and configuration of the CMX Visitor Connect service, and how itinterfaces with Facebook connectivity.

    This lesson includes these topics:

  • Visitor Connect
    • Objective: Describe the operation of the CMX Visitor Connect B2C guest access solution
  • Visitor Connect Configuration
    • Objective: Describe the actions required to configure Cisco Visitor Connect for use
  • Guided Lab 3: Implementing CMX Visitor Connect
    • Objective: Use the redirect capabilities of the WLC and the visitor portal capabilities of the MSE toimplement a basic registration B2C Guest LAN solution
    • Activity Objective
    • Required Resources
    • Task 1: Define the Guest WLAN on the WLC
    • Task 2: Define a Portal on the CMX
    • Task 3: Portal Verification
  • Guided Lab 4: Implementing Social Auth CMX Visitor Connect
    • Objective: Implement a basic B2C Guest WLAN using Social Authentication to authenticate on theCMX service on the MSE.
    • Activity Objective
    • Required Resources
    • Task 1: Define the Guest WLAN on the WLC
    • Task 2: Define a Portal on the CMX
    • Task 3: Portal Verification
  • CMX Facebook Wi-Fi Overview
    • Objective: Describe the operation of the CMX Facebook Wi-Fi business-to-consumer (B2C) guestaccess solution.
  • Facebook Wi-Fi Configuration
    • Objective: Describe the CMX Facebook Wi-Fi configuration process.
  • Summary
    • Objective: Summarizes the key points that were discussed in this lesson.

    Module 6: Wireless High Availability

      Objective: Describe the evolution of redundancy built into the Cisco Unified Wireless Network architecture,and how it has evolved over recent years.

    Lesson 1: Describing Wireless High Availability

      Objective: Describe the evolution of redundancy built into the Cisco Unified Wireless Network architecture.

    This lesson includes these topics:

  • Basic High Availability
    • Objective: Describe basic WLC redundancy and failover concepts.
  • The Initial WLC High Availability Mechanisms
    • Objective: Describes the high availability mechanisms available for the WLC prior to code version7.3.
  • AP Failover Process
    • Objective: Describes the AP failover process and how to make this a deterministic process ratherthan a dynamic one by configuring the failover priority for APs
  • Initial High Availability Improvements
    • Objective: Describes the HA features introduced with the WLC code version 7.3.
  • HA Continues To Improve
    • Objective: Describes the HA features introduced in the WLC code versions 7.4 and 7.5.
  • Summary
    • Objective: Summarizes the key points that were discussed in this lesson.

    Lesson 2: Enhancing Wireless High Availability

      Objective: Provides an explanation of the recent enhancements made to Cisco High Availability.

    This lesson includes these topics:

  • The Latest HA Enhancements
    • Objective: Describes the HA features and improvements introduced in WLC code version 8.0.
  • The Latest HA Enhancements
    • Objective: Describes the HA features introduced in 8.1 version pf the WLC code.
  • Summary
    • Objective: Summarizes the key points that were discussed in this lesson.

    Module 7: Implementing IPv6 Support

      Objective: Provides instruction on implementing support for IPv6 in a Cisco Unified Wireless Networkenvironment.

    Lesson 1: Configuring Clients for IPv6

      Objective: Describes how IPv6 can be implemented in a Cisco Unified Wireless Network environment.

    This lesson includes these topics:

  • IPv6 Support
    • Objective: Introduce IPv6 operation
  • IPv6 Support in a Cisco Unified Wireless Network Environment prior to WLC code version 8.0
    • Objective: Describe the evolution of IPv6 support in the Cisco WLC from its introduction throughcontroller code version 7.6
  • Protecting an IPv6 Network
    • Objective: Describe the additional steps which can be taken to protect the network from possibledisruption by the addition of new client types.
  • Improving the efficiency of an IPv6 network
    • Objective: Describe the features added to eliminate unnecessary traffic reduces CPU utilization andprovides greater network efficiency
  • Cisco WLC Configuration to Support IPv6 Clients
    • Objective: Describe how to configure the Cisco WLC for efficient support of IPv6 clients
  • Guided Lab 5: Configuring IPv6
    • Objective: Configure IPv6 on the WLC and test connectivity to your WLC using ping and a webbrowser.
    • Activity Objective
    • Required Resources
    • Task 1: Configure IPv6 on your WLC
    • Task 2: Check IPv6 on your Class Laptop
    • Task 3: Test IPv6 Connectivity
  • Summary
    • Objective: Summarizes the key points that were discussed in this lesson.

    Lesson 2: Configuring the Infrastructure for IPv6

      Objective: Describe how IPv6 can be implemented in a controller-based deployment.

    This lesson includes these topics:

  • IPv6 Support for Infrastructure Connections
    • Objective: Describe how WLC code version 8.0 enhances IPv6 support by allowing the wirelessnetwork infrastructure to leverage IPv6 addressing
  • Guided Lab 6: IPv6 First Hop Security Configuration (Optional)
    • Objective: To configure IPv6 support for your wireless clients in the most optimal and securemanner Required Resources
    • Activity Objective
    • Required Resources
    • Task 1: Configure IPv6 on your WLC
  • Summary
    • Objective: Summarizes the key points that were discussed in this lesson.

    Module 8: Appendix

      Objective: The material in the appendix is for reference only and is not intended to be covered in class.Rather they are to provide the instructor with a ready source of materials they may point a student to forinformation on these Service Provider centric capabilities.

    Lesson 1: Service Provider and PMIPv6This lesson includes these topics:

  • SP Features CAPWAP Data Tunnel Keep-Alive Support
  • SP Features CAPWAP PPoE Client on FlexConnect
  • HTTPS Support for WebAuth
  • RADIUS Selection by REALM
  • DHCP Relay option 151 and 152
  • QinQ Tagging
  • PMIPv6
  • PMIPv6 Integration Deployment Model
  • PMIPv6 on 8.0
  • 8.1 EoGRE

    Lab Outline

    • Lab 1-1 Connecting to the remote labs
    • Lab 2-1: Monitoring WLC QoS on the Switch Infrastructure (Optional)
    • Lab 3-1: Implementing CMX Visitor Connect
    • Lab 3-2: Implementing Social Auth Visitor Connect
    • Lab 4-1 Configuring IPv6
    • Lab 4-2: IPv6 First Hop Security Configuration (Optional)