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Cisco Tetration Workshop for System Engineers, Partners, and Cisco Customers

Software Network Solutions, Technology

Course Description

This course uses a blended learning experience, including guided demonstrations, to help you understand the features and benefits of the Cisco Tetration solution architecture. Tetration is a powerful big data analytics engine that provides insight into your network. Cisco Tetration supports hybrid Data Center environments using a choice of deployment models.

Course Details

Duration: 1 Day
Fee: Contact Us

Course Prerequisites

Following are the recommended prerequisites for this training course:

  • Basic understanding of network and application operational dynamics
  • Appreciation of network and application monitoring

Target Audience

This course is designed for Technical professionals who need to learn more about Cisco’s Tetration solution.

The primary audience for this course includes:

  • Systems Engineers
  • Channel partners, resellers
  • Cisco Customers

Course Goal

This course will provide attendees with an overview of the features, functionality, and benefits of Cisco’s Tetration solution.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, the student should be able to:

  • Articulate the features and benefits of Cisco’s Tetration solution
  • Identify common Tetration use cases and Data Center integration strategies
  • Describe the functional layers of the Tetration architecture
  • Describe the deployment options available for the Tetration product set
  • List common functions available through the Tetration UI Dashboard
  • Articulate Application Dependency Mapping and Policy requirements

Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction (60-75 minutes)

  • Lesson 1: What is Tetration?
    • Analytics engine to enforce workflow policy
    • Alternate approaches
    • Competitive offerings
  • Lesson 2: Who Uses Tetration?
    • Organizations, large and small
  • Lesson 3: How Can I Get Data from my Network?
    • Sensors – S/W and H/W
    • ERSPAN Port Analyzer

Module 2: Supported Use Cases (60 minutes)

  • Lesson 1: Using Tetration features
    • Identifying Application Dependencies
    • Security and Network Policy impact and analysis
    • Network and Host performance monitoring
  • Lesson 2: Applying Tetration to the current DC model
    • Traditional DC
    • Hybrid Cloud
  • Lesson 3: How Do I Get Tetration?
    • Deployment Options
      • Mini, Mondo, Virtual, SaaS

Module 3: Demonstration (30 minutes)

  • Installation – Basic
  • Dashboard functionality (overview only)
  • Gathering Host information

Module 4: Functional Layers (60 minutes)

  • Lesson 1: Tetration Architecture
    • Data Collection Layer
    • Analytics Layer
    • Enforcement Layer
    • Access Layer

Module 5: Deployment Overview (60 minutes)

  • Lesson 1: Integrating Tetration into the Customer’s existing environment
    • Environmental variables to consider
    • Licensing
    • Management
  • Lesson 2: Initial Connectivity and IU Capability
    • Installation Requirements for the Tetration Software Agent
    • Installation Requirements for the Tetration Hardware Agent
    • Web browser access
    • Overview of UI features

Module 6: Application Dependency Mapping and Policy (45 minutes)

  • Lesson 1: Identifying Policy requirements
    • Application structure
    • Tetration ADM
    • ADM configuration
    • Views – Cluster, App, etc.

Module 7: Demonstration (45 minutes)

  • Creating a Zero-Trust security model
  • Watching for Policy Issues after Enforcement is Enabled
  • Watching for Network Issues
    • Part 1: Network Topology Changes
    • Part 2: Link Utilization/Latency/Drops