Configuring and Operating Cisco EPN Manager

Configuring and Operating Cisco EPN Manager

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Technology : Prime Network Management

Duration : 4 Days Course

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  • Configuring and Operating Cisco EPN Manager

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    The Configuring and Operating Cisco EPN Manager (EPNM100) v3.0 course shows you how to install, provision, monitor, and maintain a packet and optical multilayer network using Cisco® Evolved Programmable Network (EPN) Manager. This course also covers configuration and compliance management, device configuration, and service management.

    The Cisco EPN Manager is a simplified and cost-effective solution for device operation, administration, network provisioning, and network assurance management for today’s converging packet and optical multilayer networks. It enables end-to-end lifecycle management across core, edge, aggregation, and access networks.


    After taking this course, you should be able to:

    • Recognize the Cisco EPN Manager’s features
    • Access Cisco EPN Manager and understand user accounts (roles, virtual domains)
    • Navigate the Cisco EPN Manager’s user interface
    • View the network inventory
    • Monitor health and performance
    • Manage alarms and events
    • Generate reports
    • Recognize the system requirements for Cisco EPN Manager, and procedures for new installations, upgrades, and high availability
    • Manage to license
    • Configure the initial server settings and prepare the server for day-1 operations
    • Establish initial device inventory and virtual domains
    • Establish user accounts and their role-based access to EPN Manager’s features and devices
    • Configure monitoring policies and alarm and event preferences
    • Manage backup and restore data retention and purging, and software updates
    • Tune and monitor a server’s performance
    • Archive, view, compare and restore configuration files
    • Update and manage software images
    • Perform compliance audits
    • Configure devices using templates
    • Provision network services
    • Archive and restore TL1 database files
    • Update and manage optical devices’ software images
    • Configure optical devices using the Detailed Device View
    • Provision optical network services


    • Introduction
      • Service Provider Market Trends
      • Cisco EPN Manager Overview
    • Getting Started
      • Accessing Cisco EPN Manager
      • Lesson Summary for “Accessing Cisco EPN Manager”
      • Exploring the GUI
      • Populating the Inventory
    • Network Views
      • Viewing Device Inventory and Device Details
      • Viewing the Topology
    • Network Monitoring
      • Monitoring Dashboards
      • Monitoring Policies Overview
      • Exploring Alarms and Events
      • Taking Action on Alarms and Events
      • Exploring Reports
      • Managing Reports
    • System Administration
      • Pre-Installation Activities
      • Installing Cisco EPN Manager
      • Installing High Availability
      • Post-Installation Activities
      • Performing Server Setup Tasks
      • Customizing Alarm and Event Preferences
      • Managing Groups and Virtual Domains
      • Managing User Accounts
    • Maintenance
      • Backup and Restore
      • Software Updates
      • Data Retention and Purging
      • Monitor and Tune Cisco EPN Manager
    • Configuration Management
      • Setting Up Configuration Management
      • Using Configuration Management
    • Software Image Management
      • Software Image Management Basics
      • Deploying Software Images
    • Device Configuration
      • Cisco EPN Manager Configuration Methods
      • Configuring Devices by Using Templates
      • Creating Custom Templates
    • Compliance Management
      • Compliance Prerequisites
      • Compliance Policies
      • Compliance Audit and Fix Jobs
    • Carrier Ethernet Service Management
      • Examining Provisioning Features
      • Creating Customers and Custom Profiles
      • Provisioning a Carrier Ethernet Service
      • Verifying Services
      • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Services
    • Optical Devices, Circuits, and Services
      • Exploring Optical Provisioning Features
      • Setting Up Configuration Management
      • Using Configuration Management
      • Configuring Optical Devices with Detailed Device View
      • Creating Customers and Custom Profiles
      • Provisioning a Service
      • Assuring Services
      • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Services

    Target Audience

    • Network operators
    • Network administrators
    • Optical network administrators
    • System administrators
    • System integrators and professional services
    • Cisco integrators and partners


    To benefit fully from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

    • Network management experience (polling, syslogs, IP addressing, ports, device access, credentials, Simple Network Management Protocol [SNMP], Secure Shell [SSH])
    • Basic understanding of network and device performance statistics
    • Basic understanding of network alarms and events
    • Experience with manually configuring network devices and provisioning services using a device’s Command-Line Interface (CLI)
    • VMware experience with the installation of OVA files on virtual machines and/or ISO software on bare-metal machines
    • Experience with configuring optical network devices and provisioning optical circuits using either TL1 (CLI) or the Cisco Transport Controller application

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