In this course, you will learn how to manage your network with Cisco Prime Infrastructure by adding devices, managing inventory, creating reports, creating wired and wireless device maps, monitoring the network, managing device configurations, managing device compliance, and performing system administration tasks. This course also introduces the various services and options available with Cisco Prime Infrastructure.


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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
- Navigate the GUI and access the CLI for Cisco Prime Infrastructure
- Add to and manage devices in the Cisco Prime Infrastructure inventory
- Create network maps for wired, wireless, and data center devices
- Create and manage virtual domains and users
- Manage device configurations
- Manage device compliance
- Describe several of the services and options offered by Cisco Prime Infrastructure
- Monitor the network using dashboards, maps, and reports Perform system administrative tasks, including monitoring the health of the system and network and performing server backups

  • Introducing Cisco Prime Infrastructure

  • Cisco Unified Access® Networks Management
    Cisco Prime Infrastructure Features and Benefits
    Deployment Options

  • Getting Started with Cisco Prime Infrastructure

  • Cisco Prime Infrastructure GUI Overview
    CLI Interface Overview

  • Configuring Initial Server Settings

  • Configure Basic Server Settings

  • Introducing Cisco Prime Infrastructure Licenses

  • License Basics
    Determining License Requirements
    Licensing Model Changes (3.0 and Higher)
    Managing Licenses in the GUI
    Management Token Option
    Smart Licensing
    License Troubleshooting

  • Overall Process for Adding Devices to Inventory

  • Credential Profiles
    Add Devices to the Inventory

  • Generating Reports

  • Report Basics
    Create a Report
    Composite Reports Saved Reports
    Custom Reports Feature
    Schedule Reports

  • Managing the Network Inventory

  • View Network Inventory
    Edit Network Inventory
    Manage User-Defined Fields

  • Managing Groups

  • Cisco Prime Infrastructure Groups and Subgroups
    Manage User-Defined Groups

  • Managing Network Device Software Images

  • Device Software Management Overview
    Software Management Tasks

  • Managing Network Topology Maps

  • Topology Map Overview
    View Devices in Topology Maps
    Edit Topology Maps
    Data Center Topology Maps

  • Managing Wireless Maps

  • Wireless Technology Overview
    Cisco MSE Integration
    Wireless Site Maps Basics
    Configure Wireless Site Maps
    Optional Wireless Map Configuration Features

  • Managing Virtual Domains

  • Introduction to Virtual Domains
    Root Domain
    User-Defined Virtual Domains

  • Managing User Authentication and Authorization

  • View and Modify User Groups
    User Management
    Password Management
    User Monitoring

  • Managing Remote AAA Mode Settings

  • Using External Authentication
    Using an SSO Server

  • Managing the Configuration Archive

  • Archive Management Overview
    View Configuration Files
    Manage Archive Settings and Schedule

  • Managing Configurations for Wired Devices

  • Modify Configurations for Individual Wired Devices
    Configuration Templates Overview
    Create or Use Configuration Templates
    Deploy a Template

  • Managing Configurations for Wireless Devices

  • Wireless Devices Support
    Wireless Configuration Templates and Tools
    Modify Configurations for Individual Wireless Devices
    Create or Use Wireless Templates
    Configure with Wireless Technologies
    Additional Wireless Configuration Features

  • Configuring Plug and Play

  • Plug and Play Overview
    Configure Plug and Play
    Verify the Activation Process

  • Performing Configuration Audits Using Compliance

  • Compliance Audit Overview
    Create a Policy, Rules, and a Profile
    Run a Compliance Audit
    Evaluate the Audit Results

  • Running Reports to View Device Security Vulnerabilities

  • PSIRT, EOX, and Field Notice Reports

  • Introducing Services

  • What Are Services?
    Service Prerequisites

  • Deploying Cisco TrustSec® Identity Services

  • Cisco TrustSec Overview
    Enable 802.1X on Devices for Authentication
    Generate a Cisco TrustSec Readiness Assessment Report

  • Introducing AVC Services

  • AVC Services Overview

  • Introducing Network Services and Router Virtual Containers

  • Network Services and Router Virtual Containers Overview
    IWAN Enablement

  • Exploring Monitoring Tools

  • Monitoring Overview
    Dashboards and Dashlets
    Data Collection
    Alarms and Events

  • Monitoring Wired Devices and Data Centers

  • Monitor with Maps
    Monitor with Dashboards
    Monitor with Reports
    Monitor Compute Device Resources

  • Monitoring the Wireless Network

  • Wireless Device Monitoring Overview
    Monitor with Wireless Dashboards and Dashlets
    Monitor with Wireless Maps
    Monitor with Wireless Reports
    Example Wireless Monitoring Tasks

  • Monitoring Applications

  • Application Monitoring Overview
    Monitor with Dashboards and Dashlets
    Monitor with Reports
    Business-Critical Application Health Monitoring

  • Monitoring Clients

  • Client Monitoring Overview
    Monitor with Dashboards and Dashlets
    Client and User Monitoring Tool
    Monitor with Reports
    Client Troubleshooting
    Wireless Client Profiling

  • Monitoring System Health

  • System Monitoring Dashboard

  • Monitoring Network Health

  • Network Health Dashboard
    Network Health Configuration Options

  • Monitoring KPIs

  • KPI Performance Graphs Overview
    Exporting or Printing Graph Data
    Reviewing Device or Interface 360° Views

  • Managing the Server

  • Logging
    CLI Commands for the Server
    Server Backup and Restore
    Software Updates

  • Introducing Operations Center for Large Deployments

  • Operations Center Overview
    Activate Operations Center License
    SSO Configuration
    Adding Instances
    Operations Center Data Aggregation


The primary audience for this course is system installers, system integrators, system administrators, network administrators, and solutions designers.




This course has no prerequisites, but we recommend the following knowledge and skills: - Knowledge of networks and networking terminology (Cisco CCNA Routing and Switching qualifications or equivalent) - Knowledge of wireless networks and wireless networking terminology (Cisco CCNA Wireless qualifications or equivalent) - Previous training in or experience with network administration, management, and troubleshooting


Length: 5.0 days (40 hours)


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