Cisco Implementing and Configuring APPNAV and WAAS v6.2-APPNAV



As more companies move to a centralized data center or cloud environment data access times increase. This impacts end user productivity, customer response times, etc. This course teaches the student how to optimize the wide area network with the Cisco�s product line so the end user thinks they are accessing data locally, not over slow wan links. This course covers all the standard functions such as TCP Optimization, Data Redundancy Elimination but also focuses on advanced topics such as APPNAV and Akamai Connect. Students will focus on common optimization methods and then do a deep dive on advanced content optimization for content including Youtube, Netflix and other dynamic multimedia content.

Cisco�s vWAAS product line is focused on network optimization. Instead of always �buying more bandwidth�, Wide Area Application Acceleration Services focuses on how to optimize the data so your end users don�t waste as much bandwidth. TCP/IP was not designed for the large network infrastructures or the internet it is used on today. vWAAS allows IT professionals management and control capabilities to optimize, reduce and compress the data being sent across their wide area networks. It allows the IT department to �manage and optimize� the data, rather than �throw more bandwidth� at the problem and hope that solves it.� One of the biggest issues on todays networks� is video streaming. With Akamai Connect and APPNAV, the IT department can optimize this dynamic content and fine tune what happens with the data as it crosses the network.



  • Channel Partner SEs
  • Anyone focused on WAN infrastructure
  • Anyone optimizing the Data Center infrastructure
  • Network Admin staff
  • Network Administrators
  • Network Architects
  • Network Engineers
Learning Objectives
  • Describe 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
Module 1: Cisco Wide-Area Application Services
  • Topic 1A: Introducing Cisco WAAS
Module 2: Cisco WAAS Installation�
  • Topic 2A: Installing and Configuring the Virtual Environment�
  • Topic 2B: Installing and Configuring Cisco VWAAS �
Module 3: Implementation, Integration, and Management
  • Topic 3A: Implementing Cisco Central Management�
  • Topic 3B: Configuring Application Traffic Policies�
  • Topic 3C: Configuring Cisco VWAAS Virtualization�
Module 4: Cisco APPNAV APPNAV
  • Topic 4A: Implementing Cisco Central Management�
  • Topic 4B: Installing APPNAV Controllers APPNAV-XE
  • Topic 4C: Montitoring the APPNAV Controller APPNAV�
  • Topic 4D: Troubleshooting -XE�
  • Topic 4E: APPNAV Troubleshooting �
Module 5: Cisco WAAS Configuration�
  • Topic 5A: Introducing Cisco WASS Traffic �
  • Topic 5B: Interception �Performance Routing�
Module 6: Cisco WAAS Design�
  • Topic 6A: Planning a Cisco WASS Network Design�
  • Topic 6B: Planning and Executing a Cisco WAAS Site Survey�
Module 7: Cisco WAAS Application Optimizers�
  • Topic 7A: Configuring �CIFS Optimization
  • Topic 7B: Configuring TFO Optimization�
  • Topic 7C: Configuring MAPI Optimization
  • Topic 7D: Configuring �HTTP Optimization
  • Topic 7E: Configuring SSL and Optimization�
  • Topic 7F: Configuring Cisco WAAS Windows Network Printing�
  • Topic 7G: Configuring �Streaming Video Optimization�
  • Topic 7H: Configuring MS-port-mapper Optimization�
  • Topic 7I: Configuring ica Optimization Configuring NFS Optimization�
  • Topic 7J: Configuring Video Optimization�
Module 8: Cisco WAAS Troubleshooting�
  • Topic 8A: Reporting Troubleshooting�
  • Topic 8B: Introducing Troubleshooting Network Interception�
  • Topic 8C: Troubleshooting WAN Optimization Files For TAC Troubleshooting�
Module 9: Policy Routing
  • Topic 9A: Performance Routing ��
Module 10: Akamai Connect�
  • Topic 10A: Akamai Connect Overview LABS �
  • Topic 10B: Installing and Configuring Cisco VWASS�
  • Topic 10C: Installing and Configuring Cisco ISR-WAAS�
  • Topic 10D: Configuring �Cisco APPNAV�
  • Topic 10E: Configure WAAS Central Manager��������������������������������������������������������
  • Topic 10F: Configure WCCP
  • Topic 10G: Configure and Optimize - Application Optimizers
  • Topic 10H: Configure Performance Routing
  • Topic 10I: Troubleshoot Cisco ISR-WAAS and VWAAS