About this course

Course type Specialist
Course code CNS200W
Duration 2 Days

In this two day NetScaler SD-WAN workshop, you will learn the various SD-WAN implementations and deployment modes available, and how to choose the one that is right for your organization. Take a tour of the underlying architecture of SDWAN and learn how to differentiate between the various components. Understand how the different elements of SD-WAN come together to provide a better network experience. Topics include: Quality of Service, Classes of Service, Rules, Dynamic Routing, DHCP Services, Zero Touch Deployment and the SD-WAN management tools available. This workshop is meant to
be an open, interactive working session. Hands-on labs to be provided.

Citrix course materials are only available to delegates in e-courseware format. Delegates will be provided with instructions on how to access their e-courseware on day one of the event. Those delegates who are attending via either virtual or extended classroom will be required to provide either three monitors (to view courseware, labs and instructor demos simultaneously) or two monitors and a mobile device. Delegates will be required to have an active TCC (Training.Citrix.com) account in order to access course materials and labs.


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Please note: It is highly recommended that the delegate uses a personal email address (rather than company email) to set up their TCC account. If you do not wish to reference your company name when setting up your TCC account we recommend you use 'EDUCALC' as reference.

Should you encounter any issues in setting up your TCC account please ensure that you raise this directly with Citrix in advance of your event by visiting http://training.citrix.com then on the home page click, Help, then select Classroom Support, and submit a Critical or High priority request notifying Citrix of the course start date.

Technical Prerequisites

  • Understanding of different computer networks such as local area network (LAN) and wide area network (WAN)
  • Familiarity with data-carrying techniques, including Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS), Metro Ethernet, and VPN tunneling
  • Understanding of techniques for increasing data transfer efficiencies / WAN optimization
  • General understanding of branch network technologies; Routing, Firewall, DHCP, Internet control, Quality of Service


Module 1: SD-WAN Overview
An introduction to NetScaler SD-WAN and the different product platforms offerings. Learn about various SDWAN features, by edition, and the value they provide. Understand how SD-WAN fits into your environment, and how to utilize the management tools available to manage the NetScaler SD-WAN.

Module 2: SD-WAN Architecture
Take a tour of the SD-WAN’s underlying architecture. Topics include the packet processing and services architecture as well as the management architecture.
Learn how the NetScaler Management and Analytics System (MAS) and SD-WAN Center can facilitate the management of your NetScaler deployment.

Module 3: SD-WAN Quality of Service
Learn how Quality of Service fits into your NetScaler SD-WAN deployment and the various classes of services available. Gain an understanding of SD-WAN transmit modes including load balance paths, duplication paths,and override service.

Module 4: SD-WAN Deployment Modes and Configuration
An introduction to the deployment modes available for NetScaler SD-WAN. Delve into the various configurations available to fit your networking needs. Topics include interface groups, virtual IP addresses, and WAN links. Gain an understanding of the Change Management feature and how it helps distribute nformation across your system.

Exercise 1:
SD-WAN Installation Design

Exercise 2:
Configuration of the Head-End SD-WAN

Exercise 3:
Configure the remote office SD-WAN node

Exercise 4:
Configure the SD-WAN path relationships

Exercise 5:
Provision the MCN using the saved configuration

Exercise 6:
Applying the Configuration to the Remote Appliance

Exercise 7:
Troubleshooting the dead path state

Exercise 8:
SD-WAN Quality of Service

Exercise 9:
SD-WAN Center deployment and configuration

Exercise 10:
Use SD-WAN Center to calculate MOS

Exercise 11:
Prepare the environment with a working configuration

Exercise 12:
Validating bandwidth aggregation

Exercise 13:
Customization of the Rules and Classes

Exercise 14:
Metered Links

Exercise 15:
MPLS Queues

Exercise 16:
IPsec data encryption

Exercise 17:
Path state sensitivity control

Exercise 18:
Dynamic routes

Exercise 19:
DHCP review

Exercise 20:
Virtual routing and forwarding

Exercise 21:
Zero Touch deployment

Specialist Course

2 Days

Delivery Method

Delivery method

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