Cisco Virtual Wide Area Application Services-VWAAS v1.0


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VWAAS - Cisco Virtual Wide-Area Application Services v1.0 is a 5-day course that teaches�students to�understand Cisco VWAAS optimization technologies, protocols, services, functions, advanced features and operation. Learn how to implement, integrate, install, manage and troubleshoot Cisco VWAAS solutions in diverse data center virtualization environments such as enterprise networks and virtual private clouds.


  • Data Center Engineers
  • IT/Cloud Computing Experts
  • Network Virtualization Services Experts


It is recommended, but not required, to have the following skills and knowledge before attending this course:

  • 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, SMB, NFS, MAPI, VDI

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Understand and describe the benefits and values of WAN application data optimization and acceleration services provided by Cisco VWAAS network services virtualization platform
  • Describe the Cisco VWAAS implementation options in Enterprise Data Center office, Branch office and Virtual Private Cloud networks
  • Understand how to manage Cisco VWAAS using VWAAS Central Manager GUI and Command-line interfaces
  • 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 Delivery Networks
  • Understand how Cisco vNAM integrates with Cisco VWAAS to provide traffic optimization metrics and statistics
  • Understand how Cisco VWAAS can be deployed on Virtual Private Clouds (VPC)

Section 1: Introducing Cisco WAAS
Section 2: Configuring Applications Acceleration in Cisco VWAAS
Section 3: Configuring Cisco AppNav
Section 4: Configuring Traffic Interception for Cisco VWAAS
Section 5: Configuring Cisco VWAAS with Akamai Connect
Section 6: Managing Cisco VWAAS Devices using AAA and RBAC
Section 7: Monitoring Cisco VWAAS
Section 8: Troubleshooting Cisco VWAAS
Section 9: Cisco VWAAS on Virtual Private Clouds (VPC)