Configuring and Operating Cisco EPN Manager (EPNM100) 3.0

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.

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Course Days: 4

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It is recommended that a learner has the following knowledge and skills before attending this course:

  • 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


Upon completion of this course, you will 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 licensing
  • 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 image
  • Configure optical devices using the Detailed Device View
  • Provision optical network services


Module 1: Introduction


  • Lesson 1: Service Provider Market Trends
  • Lesson 2: Cisco EPN Manager Overview


Module 2: Getting Started


  • Lesson 1: Accessing Cisco EPN Manager
  • Lesson 2: Lesson Summary for “Accessing Cisco EPN Manager”
  • Lesson 3: Exploring the GUI
  • Lesson 4: Populating the Inventory


Module 3: Network Views


  • Lesson 1: Viewing Device Inventory and Device Details
  • Lesson 2: Viewing the Topology


Module 4: Network Monitoring


  • Lesson 1: Monitoring Dashboards
  • Lesson 2: Monitoring Policies Overview
  • Lesson 3: Exploring Alarms and Events
  • Lesson 4: Taking Action on Alarms and Events
  • Lesson 5: Exploring Reports
  • Lesson 6: Managing Reports


Module 5: System Administration


  • Lesson 1: Pre-Installation Activities
  • Lesson 2: Installing Cisco EPN Manager
  • Lesson 3: Installing High Availability
  • Lesson 4: Post-Installation Activities
  • Lesson 5: Performing Server Setup Tasks
  • Lesson 6: Customizing Alarm and Event Preferences
  • Lesson 7: Managing Groups and Virtual Domains
  • Lesson 8: Managing User Accounts


Module 6: Maintenance


  • Lesson 1: Backup and Restore
  • Lesson 2: Software Updates
  • Lesson 3: Data Retention and Purging
  • Lesson 4: Monitor and Tune Cisco EPN Manager


Module 7: Configuration Management


  • Lesson 1: Setting Up Configuration Management
  • Lesson 2: Using Configuration Management


Module 8: Software Image Management


  • Lesson 1: Software Image Management Basics
  • Lesson 2: Deploying Software Images


Module 9: Device Configuration


  • Lesson 1: Cisco EPN Manager Configuration Methods
  • Lesson 2: Configuring Devices by Using Templates
  • Lesson 3: Creating Custom Templates


Module 10: Compliance Management


  • Lesson 1: Compliance Prerequisites
  • Lesson 2: Compliance Policies
  • Lesson 3: Compliance Audit and Fix Jobs


Module 11: Carrier Ethernet Service Management


  • Lesson 1: Examining Provisioning Features
  • Lesson 2: Creating Customers and Custom Profiles
  • Lesson 3: Provisioning a Carrier Ethernet Service
  • Lesson 4: Verifying Services
  • Lesson 5: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Services


Module 12: Optical Devices, Circuits, and Services


  • Lesson 1: Exploring Optical Provisioning Features
  • Lesson 2: Setting Up Configuration Management
  • Lesson 3: Using Configuration Management
  • Lesson 4: Configuring Optical Devices with Details Device View
  • Lesson 5: Creating Customers and Custom Profiles
  • Lesson 6: Provisioning a Service
  • Lesson 7: Assuring Services
  • Lesson 8: Monitoring and Troubleshooting Services


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