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Implementing and Configuring Meraki Technologies

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Implementing and Configuring Meraki Technologies

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Implementing and Configuring Meraki Technologies is a five-day course that will enable students to effectively use Meraki products to build a comprehensive network.

Course Objectives

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Deploy and Manage a Meraki Network using the Meraki Dashboard
  • Deploy, Manage, Monitor and Troubleshoot:
    • Meraki MS Switches
    • Meraki MR Wireless Access Points
    • Meraki MX Firewall Appliances
    • Meraki MV IP Video Cameras
    • Meraki MC Phones
    • Meraki Systems Manager
    • Meraki SDWAN

Course Outline

Module 1: Cisco/Meraki Product Line Introduction

  • Switching
  • Wireless LAN
  • Security
  • Camera
  • SD-WAN

Module 2: Cisco/Meraki Cloud Management

  • Introduction to cloud management
    • What traffic is sent to the cloud?
    • What happens if we lose connectivity to the cloud?
  • The dashboard and navigation
  • Organizations & Networks – what is the difference and how to use them
  • System-wide parameters (organization parameters)
    • Basic Monitoring
    • Basic Configuration
    • Inventory and Licensing
  • Lab Exercise 2
    • Create an Organization and give student login IDs permission – Instructor Only
    • Explore the Dashboard
    • Add items to inventory
    • Create Networks and add items to the network

Module 3: Cisco/Meraki Switching

  • Review switching basics
    • How a switch works (MAC addresses / Frames, etc.)
    • Port Speeds and Port Types (speed/duplex, uplinks, copper, fiber, etc.)
    • Trunking (802.1q)
  • Review Meraki L2 Switch Models
  • Configuring Meraki Switches
    • Port
    • Trunk
    • Labels
    • Tags
    • Reviewing dashboard statistics
  • Troubleshooting / Diagnostics
  • Lab Exercise 3
    • Basic Switch Configuration (switching)
    • Basic Troubleshooting and Diagnostics
      • Locate client/MAC address
      • Review node utilization/behavior
      • Review the event log
      • Tools

Module 4: Cisco/Meraki Routing

  • Review routing basic (IP Addresses, Networks and Masks, OSPF, etc.)
  • Review Meraki L3 switch Models
  • Configuring Meraki Switches for Routing
    • Inter VLAN routing
    • OSPF routing (to shared router resource)
    • Reviewing dashboard statistics
  • Lab Exercise 4
      Basic Switch Configuration (routing)
      • Inter VLAN routing
      • OSPF routing

Module 5: Cisco/Meraki Firewalls/Security

  • Review firewall basics
    • How a firewall works
    • Block everything? Block only bad thing?
    • NAT/PAT
    • Etc.
  • Meraki Firewall Model Review
  • Configuring a Meraki Firewall
    • First time configuration / Manual configuration to Internet
    • DHCP for clients
    • Internet Access – NAT/PAT
    • Addressing and VLANs
    • Firewall
    • VPN (site-to-site, client)
    • Active directory integration and identity group policies
    • Traffic shaping
    • AMP and IPS
    • Content Filtering
    • Access Control / Splash Page
    • Wireless Concentrator
    • AWS Connectivity
    • Reviewing dashboard statistics
  • Lab Exercise 5
    • Basic Firewall Configuration
      • Initial IP addressing
      • Name/location
      • NAT/PAT
      • DHCP
  • Threat Protection
    • Turn on AMP and IPS
    • Modify rule sets and show some behaviors/alerts
  • Content Filtering and Traffic Shaping
    • Block/allow certain web sites
    • Block/allow certain categories of sites
    • Restrict b/w for certain types of applications
      • Access Control / Splash Page
        • Turn on access control and show a splash page to gain access
      • Site-to-Site VPN
        • Create a full mesh of the pods using VPN configuration
      • User VPN
        • Configure a user VPN and connect into the network via the dynamic URL

Module 6: Cisco/Meraki Wireless

  • Review Wireless Basics
    • 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
    • MIMO
    • Frequency
    • Signal propagation and interference issues
    • Guest vs. Trusted users
    • SSIDs
    • Air Marshall
  • Meraki Wireless Product Review
  • Configuring Access Points
    • SSIDs
      • b/w limit
      • client IP assignment
      • access control
      • etc.
    • access control
    • Radio settings
    • Reviewing dashboard statistics
  • Lab Exercise 6
    • Basic AP configuration
      • Name
      • Place on a map
      • Set it up for auto RRM (technically not the term Meraki uses)
      • Create trusted SSID
    • Configure AP for Guest use
      • Splash page
      • Access control
      • Limited hours
      • Traffic shaping
    • Using the heat map and locating devices

Module 7: Cisco/Meraki Dashboard Administration

  • Creating and implementing maps
  • Summary Report and Auto Generation Reports
  • Adding administrators and tweaking security levels
  • Using Tags and Configuring Alerting (SNMP, email)
  • Adding admins, configuring reports, and alerts
  • Firmware Management
  • Configuring Authentication
    • AD
    • Google
    • Facebook
    • RADIUS
    • Okta
  • Lab Exercise 7
    • Configuring external authentication
      • Switching
        • Access policies
        • Port scheduling
        • IPv4 ACLs
    • Configuring Group Policies
      • configuring group policies and switching restrictions
      • Using Configuration Templates
    • Device Replacement
    • Location Analytics
    • Other advanced analytics
    • Packet Capture

Module 8: IP Cameras

  • MV21 vs MV71
  • Installing Cameras
  • Adding Cameras to the Dashboard
  • Managing MV Cameras
    • Focusing Cameras
    • Motion-based Retention
    • Troubleshooting IR Reflection
    • HTTP Live Streaming
    • Video Retention
    • Scheduled Recording
  • Troubleshooting Cameras
  • Lab Exercise 8
    • Configuring MV Camera
    • Setup Streaming
    • Manage Recording

Module 9: Meraki Communications

  • QOS
    • QoS at the Switch Level
    • QoS on the MX Security Appliance
    • QoS on the ISR
  • Voice Security
    • Access Control MS
    • Content Control MX
  • Deploying Meraki MC74  Phones
  • Deploying Cisco IP Phones to CUCM
  • Deploying Voice Features
    • Programming Features
    • Setting up Voice Mail
    • Creating an IVR
    • Call Parking
    • Broadcast Announcement Groups
    • Conference Rooms
    • Call Groups (Hunt Groups)
    • Call Forwarding
    • Music on Hold
    • E911
    • Headsets
  • End User
    • Configuring and Using the Phone Portal
    • Managing personal Voicemail Greetings
    • Ad-hoc Conferences
    • Adding Phone Favorites
    • Sending Voicemails to Email
    • Managing personal Voicemail Greetings
    • Locking Phones with a Passcode
    • Using the Meraki Click-to-Call Browser Extension
  • Lab Exercise 9
    • Configuring Voice Communications
    • Configuring Voice Features

Module 10: Meraki SDWAN

  • What is SD-WAN?
  • Concentrator Mode
    • One-Armed Concentrator
    • NAT Mode Concentrator
  • VPN Topology
    • Split Tunnel
    • Full Tunnel
    • Hub and Spoke
    • VPN Mesh
    • Datacenter Redundancy (DC-DC Failover)
  • Warm Spare (High Availability) for VPN concentrators
  • Connection Monitor
  • SD-WAN Technologies
    • Dual-Active VPN uplinks
    • Policy-based Routing
    • Dynamic Path Selection
      • Performance Probes
  • High-level architecture
    • SD-WAN Objectives
    • Example Topology
    • High Level Traffic Flow
  • Failover Times
  • Datacenter Deployment
    • Deploying a one-armed concentrator
    • Dashboard Configuration
      • NAT traversal
      • Adding warm spare
        • Topology
        • Behavior
        • Dashboard Configuration
      • Configuring OSPF Route Advertisement
        • Behavior
        • Dashboard Configuration
      • Other Datacenter Configuration
        • MX IP Assignment
        • Upstream Considerations
      • Routing
      • Firewall considerations
    • Datacenter Redundancy (DC-DC Failover)
  • Branch Deployment
    • Configuring AutoVPN at the branch
      • Prerequisites
        • WAN Interface Configuration
        • Subnet Configuration
      • Configuring AutoVPN
        • Configuring Hub and Spoke VPN
        • Configuring Allowed Networks
        • NAT Traversal
    • Adding performance and policy rules
      • Best for VoIP
      • Load Balance Video
      • PbR with Performance Failover for Web traffic
      • Layer 7 Classification
        • Best for VoIP

    Module 11: Meraki Support

    • Getting support for Meraki
    • Finding the Right Documentation
    • Posting in the Community
    • Troubleshooting Meraki Connectivity Issues
    • Resetting Devices



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