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Managing Enterprise Networks with Cisco Prime Infrastructure - NMENPI v2.2


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Managing Enterprise Networks with Cisco Prime Infrastructure (NMENPI) v2.2 is a 5-day instructor led course that provides learners with the knowledge and skills to deploy, manage, and maintain a Cisco Prime Infrastructure solution.

Cisco Prime Infrastructure is part of a Unified Access solution that converges traditional wired and wireless networks into a single network management tool.

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

  • We recommend using at least a Pentium 4 or better and 1 GB of RAM or more.
  • We recommend running Windows XP Professional SP3 or greater (Vista & Windows 7/8).
  • Mac & Linux machines are also supported.
  • All PCs require Internet Explorer 7 or greater, Mozilla FireFox, or Google Chrome.
  • Note: When testing connectivity, Mozilla & Chrome may not be able to fully complete the tests as intended.
  • All students should have administrator rights to their PCs.
  • If you do not have administrator rights to your PC, you at least need permissions to download, install, and run Active-X controls in Internet Explorer or Cisco Any Connect Client.
  • If you are participating in a WebEx event, you should have internet access served by at least a 512K link, a full T1 Connection is recommended.
  • All PCs require the latest Java Runtime Environment, which can be downloaded from www.java.com.
  • If you have any questions or issues with meeting the recommended requirements, please contact us at [email protected] to discuss.


The primary audience for this course is as follows:
  • Network engineers and technicians.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course, you will achieve the following objectives:

  • Describe fundamental network management concepts and introduce the features of Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Manage the inventory with Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Map the network using the tools in Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Manage user access to tasks, functions, and devices in Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Manage the devices and configuration archive in Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Work with Cisco AVC, QoS, and Cisco IWAN services using Cisco Prime Infrastructure tools and deploy Cisco TrustSec identity services using Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Monitor and troubleshoot your network with Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Perform system administration tasks in Cisco Prime Infrastructure

Topics Covered

Module 1: Cisco Prime Infrastructure Overview

Lesson 1: Defining Network Management

  • What Is Network Management?
  • What Is FCAPS?
  • Benefits of Network Management
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Exploring the Network Management Process

  • Performing Network Management
  • Standards for InformationMIB
  • Object Identifiers
  • Scalar Objects (Single Instance)
  • Tabular Objects (Multiple Instance)
  • Cisco Proprietary MIB Structure
  • Basic MIB Variable Types
  • Standards for CommunicationSNMP
  • SNMP GET Request and Response
  • Evolution of SNMP
  • SNMP Version and Security Levels
  • Polling vs. Traps
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Introducing Cisco Prime Infrastructure

  • Unified Access Networks Management
  • What Is a Unified Access Network?
  • What Are the Implied Activities?
  • Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Cisco Prime Infrastructure Feature Overview
  • Key Features of Cisco Prime Infrastructure
  • Benefits at a Glance
  • Device Integration and Management
  • Integration with Service Engines
  • New Features in Cisco Prime Infrastructure 2.2
  • Cisco Prime Infrastructure 2.2 Licensing Model
  • Cisco Prime Infrastructure 2.2 No Node Lock
  • Summary

Lesson 4: Installing Cisco Prime Infrastructure

  • Cisco Prime Infrastructure Deployment Options
  • Upgrade from Previous Versions
  • Client and Browser Requirements
  • High Availability Framework
  • Multiple Instances with Operations Center
  • VMware Virtual Appliance Deployment
  • Troubleshoot the Installation
  • Summary

Lesson 5: Getting Started with Cisco Prime Infrastructure

  • CLI Interface Overview
  • CLI Interface Commands
  • Stop and Start the Server
  • Password Reset
  • Repository Creation
  • Backup Operation
  • Restore Operation
  • Patch Installation
  • Root Enable Mode
  • Cisco Prime Infrastructure GUI Overview
  • Getting Started Guide
  • Converged Theme Menus
  • Classic Theme Menus
  • User Preferences
  • Change Password of Logged in User
  • Global Toolbars
  • Summary

Lesson 6: Configuring Initial Server Settings

  • Configure Basic Server Settings
  • Alarms and Events Settings
  • Client Settings
  • Data Retention Settings
  • Mail Server Configuration
  • Server Settings
  • License Management
  • Summary

Lesson 7: Module Summary

  • References

Module 2: Inventory Management

Lesson 1: Populating the Network Inventory

  • Different Types of Credentials
  • Add Devices to the Inventory
  • View Device Status
  • Device Details Page
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Managing the Network Inventory

  • Device 360 Views
  • View Network Device Reports
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Managing Groups

  • Cisco Prime Infrastructure Groups
  • Summary

Lesson 4: Managing Network Device Software Images

  • Manage the Software Images Repository
  • Distribute Software Images
  • View Software Image Recommendations
  • Perform an Image Upgrade Analysis
  • Distribute Image
  • Verify Image Upgrade
  • Wireless Software Support
  • Summary

Lesson 5: Module Summary

  • References

Module 3: Map the Network

Lesson 1: Managing Wireless Maps

  • Wireless Technologies Overview
  • Wireless Connections Overview
  • Wireless Site Maps Overview
  • Manage Wireless Sites Maps
  • Add New Campus
  • Add New Building to Campus
  • Add New Floor to Building
  • Add APs to the Floor
  • Modify Floor View Settings
  • Edit Floor Maps
  • Export and Import Site Maps
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Managing Network Topology Maps

  • Network Topology Overview
  • Topology Maps Management
  • Customize Topology Maps
  • Unmanaged Device Elements
  • Drill Down vs. Expand
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Module Summary

  • References

Module 4: Role-Based Access Control

Lesson 1: Managing Virtual Domains

  • Introduction to Virtual Domains
  • Root Domain
  • User-Defined Virtual Domains
  • Import Virtual Domains Using CSV
  • Export Virtual Domain Definition
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Managing Local User Authentication and Authorization

  • User Groups
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Managing Remote AAA Mode Settings

  • Summary

Lesson 4: Module Summary

  • References

Module 5: Configuration Management

Lesson 1: Managing the Configuration Archive

  • Archive Management Overview
  • Configuration Archive Management Options
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Managing Configuration Templates for Wired Devices

  • Configuration Templates Overview
  • Features and Technologies Folder
  • CLI Templates
  • System-Defined CLI Templates
  • User-Defined CLI Templates
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Managing Configurations for Wireless Devices

  • Wireless Devices Support
  • Wireless Configuration Templates and Tools
  • Summary

Lesson 4: Using Plug and Play

  • Plug and Play Overview
  • Plug and Play Bootstrap Wizard
  • Plug and Play Initial Device Setup Wizard
  • Summary

Lesson 5: Module Summary

  • References

Module 6: Services Management

Lesson 1: Working with AVC, QoS, and IWAN Services

  • AVC Readiness Assessment
  • Applications and Services Data Sources
  • Data Source: NetFlow and Flexible NetFlow
  • Data Source: Cisco Prime NAM
  • AVC Profile Management and Deployment
  • Interface Configuration
  • Introduction to Cisco IWAN
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Deploying Cisco TrustSec Identity Services

  • Introduction to Cisco TrustSec
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Module Summary

  • References
  • Module 7: Monitor and Troubleshoot
  • Lesson 1: Monitoring Devices and Interfaces
  • Device Data Collection: Polling vs. Traps
  • Dashboards and Dashlets
  • Alarms and Events
  • Device and Interface Reports
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Monitoring the Wireless Network

  • Wireless Data Collection
  • Wireless Dashboards and Dashlets
  • Cisco MSE Services
  • Cisco CleanAir
  • Finding Interference Sources
  • Launching Spectrum Expert
  • Wireless Alarms and Events
  • Wireless Reports
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Monitoring Applications

  • Application Data Collection: NetFlow and NAM
  • Application Dashboards and Dashlets
  • Application Baselining and Service Health
  • Health Rules
  • Service Health Dashboard
  • Application Reports
  • Summary

Lesson 4: Tracking Clients and Users

  • Monitor Clients and Users
  • Client Troubleshooting
  • Other Troubleshooting Tools
  • User 360 View
  • Client Profiling
  • Client Profiling With Cisco ISE
  • Client Profiling Without Cisco ISE
  • Summary

Lesson 5: Generating Reports

  • Report Launch Pad Overview
  • Summary

Lesson 6: Module Summary

  • References

Module 8: System Administration

Lesson 1: Managing the Server

  • Admin Dashboard
  • Summary

Lesson 2: Using Cisco Prime Infrastructure API

  • Introduction to Cisco Prime Infrastructure API
  • Device Details
  • Statistics
  • Reports
  • CLI Template Configuration
  • New API Features in Cisco Prime Infrastructure 2.2
  • Summary

Lesson 3: Using Operations Center

  • Introduction to Operations Center
  • Operations Center Data Aggregation
  • Summary

Lesson 4: Module Summary

  • References
  • Lab Outline
  • Hardware Challenge Lab 1: Optional Instructor Demo: Virtual Appliance Setup
  • Configure the Virtual Appliance

Hardware Challenge Lab 2: Access Cisco Prime Infrastructure

  • Access the CLI Interface
  • Access the GUI Interface
  • Navigate the GUI Interface
  • Create a Non-Root User

Hardware Challenge Lab 3: Initial Server Configuration

  • Configure System Settings
  • Configure Other Server Settings

Hardware Challenge Lab 4: Populate the Network Inventory

  • Create Credential Profiles
  • Add a Device Manually
  • Perform a Bulk Import of Devices
  • Perform a Quick Discovery
  • Configure Discovery Settings
  • Perform a Device Credentials Check
  • Export Device Credentials to a CSV File

Hardware Challenge Lab 5: Manage the Network Inventory

  • Create a User-Defined Field
  • Edit Multiple Devices
  • View Inventory Data
  • View Inventory Reports
  • View the Network Topology

Hardware Challenge Lab 6: Manage Groups

  • Create Location Groups
  • Create Device Groups
  • Configure Port Groups

Hardware Challenge Lab 7: Manage Device Software Images

  • Customize Image Management Settings
  • Import Software Images
  • Perform Upgrade Analysis
  • Distribute Software Images

Hardware Challenge Lab 8: Manage Wireless Maps

  • Add Cisco MSE Services
  • Create a Campus
  • Add a Building
  • Add a Floor
  • Add Access Points
  • Use the Map Editor
  • Use the Planning Mode

Hardware Challenge Lab 9: Manage Network Topology Maps

  • Manage Topology Map Groups
  • Customize Topology Maps Layouts
  • Create Unmanaged Elements
  • Configure N-Hop Topology View
  • Add Network Topology Dashlet to a Dashboard

Hardware Challenge Lab 10: Create a Virtual Domain and Add a User

  • Create Virtual Domains
  • Create Local Users
  • Verify User Access

Hardware Challenge Lab 11: Manage the Configuration Archive

  • Customize the Configuration Settings
  • Schedule a Configuration Archive Collection
  • Modify a Configuration from the Inventory
  • Work with the Configuration Archive
  • Compare Configurations
  • Roll Back Device Configurations

Hardware Challenge Lab 12: Manage Wired Device Templates

  • Explore System-Defined CLI Templates
  • Deploy a System-Defined CLI Template
  • Create and Deploy a User-Defined CLI Template
  • Create and Deploy a Composite Template
  • Create and Deploy a Configuration Group

Hardware Challenge Lab 13: Manage Wireless Device Configurations

  • Modify a Wireless Configuration from the Inventory
  • Explore System-Defined Wireless Controller Templates
  • Create and Deploy Wireless Controller Templates
  • Create and Deploy a Wireless Controller Configuration Group
  • Create and Deploy a Lightweight Access Point Template
  • Perform a Wireless Configuration Audit

Hardware Challenge Lab 14: Manage AVC and QoS Services

  • Perform an AVC Readiness Assessment
  • Deploy an AVC Configuration to a Router
  • Deploy a QoS Profile on a Router

Hardware Challenge Lab 15: Monitor Devices and Interfaces

  • Modify the Automonitoring Policy
  • Create a Monitoring Policy for Interface Health
  • Create a Monitoring Policy for a Custom SNMP MIB
  • Monitor Devices and Interfaces using Dashboards
  • Create User-Defined Dashboards

Hardware Challenge Lab 16: Monitor the Wireless Network

  • Use Cisco CleanAir to Detect Interferer
  • Locate Interferer on Map

Hardware Challenge Lab 17: Track Clients, Users, and Applications

  • Locate and Troubleshoot Clients and Users
  • View Applications in the Network
  • View Applications Used by Users
  • Configure Client Profiling
  • Add a Cisco ISE Server

Hardware Challenge Lab 18: Generate Reports

  • Create and Customize Reports
  • Schedule Reports

Hardware Challenge Lab 19: Configure Operations Center

  • Instructor Demo: Add the Operations Center License
  • SSO Mode Configuration
  • Instance Addition to Operations Center
  • Monitor Multiple Instances Using Operations Manager


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

  • Knowledge of networks and networking terminology (CCNA Routing and Switching or equivalent)
  • Knowledge of wireless networks and wireless networking terminology (CCNA Wireless or equivalent)
  • The following are the recommended skills and knowledge that learners should possess to benefit fully from the course:
  • Previous training in or experience with network administration, management, and troubleshooting

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