Operating and Implementing Cisco WAN Automation Engine (WAE200)

The Operating and Implementing Cisco WAN Automation Engine (WAE200) v3.0 course gives you the basic knowledge necessary to plan, deploy, configure, and maintain the Cisco® WAN Automation Engine (WAE) solution. Extensive hands-on labs help you gain the necessary skills to install and maintain Cisco WAE systems.

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After taking this course, you should be able to:

  • Describe the system architecture of Cisco WAN Automation Engine and Cisco WAE network abstraction
  • Plan and deploy Cisco WAE Planning components, including Collector, WAE Design, and WAE Live
  • Plan and deploy Cisco WAE Automation and explain the basics of Cisco WAE APIs
  • Explain how to deploy changes to the network using Cisco WAE and XR Traffic Controller (XTC)
  • Explain how to use the Cisco WAE Design application to solve problems and achieve business goals


Recommended knowledge and skills:

  • Knowledge of general networking and routing concepts
  • Basic knowledge of routing protocols: Open Shortest Path First (OSPF), Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System (IS-IS), Border Gateway Protocol (BGP)
  • Understanding of Cisco Multiprotocol Label Switching Traffic Engineering (MPLS TE) technologies
  • Basic knowledge of Linux server operation and Linux tools
  • Knowledge of accessing, configuring, and managing network devices
  • Basic understanding of network automation and Software-Defined Networking (SDN) concepts


  • WAE Solution and Architecture Overview
    • Examining WAE
    • Examining WAE Architecture and Design
    • Examining WAE Applications and Use Cases
  • WAE Solution Implementation
    • Planning a WAE Deployment
    • Deploying WAE
    • Describing WAE Integration Options
  • Network Model Configuration
    • Describing the Collection Process
    • Describing Network Interface Modules
    • Creating Network Models
    • Configuring WAE Modeling Daemon
  • WAE Automation Bandwidth Applications
    • Deploying Bandwidth on Demand Application
    • Deploying Bandwidth Optimization Application
  • WAE Design Fundamentals
    • Getting Started with WAE Design
    • Describing Demands and Traffic Tools
    • Modeling Interior Gateway Protocol (IGP) and BGP
    • Describing Failures and Simulation Analysis
  • WAE Design Traffic Engineering and Optimization
    • Engineering Traffic by Using Metrics
    • Engineering Traffic by Using Resource Reservation Protocol with Traffic Engineering (RSVP-TE)
    • Engineering Traffic by Using Segment Routing-Traffic Engineering (SR-TE)
    • Engineering Traffic by Using Latency Constraints
    • Modeling Quality of Service (QoS)
  • Introduction to WAE API
    • Introducing WAE Design Remote Procedure Call (RPC) API
    • Introducing WAE Optimization and Prediction Module (OPM) API
    • Introducing WAE Server Representational State Transfer Configuration Protocol (RESTCONF) and Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF) APIs
    • WAE Live Deployment
      • Describing the Components of WAE Live
      • Configuring WAE Live
      • Explaining WAE Live Features
    • Maintenance and Troubleshooting
      • Maintaining WAE
      • Troubleshooting WAE

    Lab outline

    • Virtual Learning Lab – Getting Started
    • WAE Server Setup and Configuration
    • Bandwidth on Demand Application
    • Bandwidth Optimization Application
    • Getting Started with WAE Design
    • Describing Traffic with Demands
    • Failures and Simulation Analysis
    • Engineering Traffic Using Metrics
    • Engineering Traffic Using RSVP-TE and SR-TE
    • WAE Design API
    • Configuring WAE Live
    • WAE Live Features

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