Configuring and Operating Cisco EPN Manager (EPNM100)


Course Description

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.

Learning Objectives

  • 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 images
  • Configure optical devices using the Detailed Device View
  • Provision optical network services

  • 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


  1. Access and Navigation
  2. Populating the Inventory
  3. Viewing the Network
  4. Monitoring Dashboards
  5. Monitoring Policies
  6. Alarms and Events
  7. Reports
  8. OVA Installation Video
  9. Server Setup
  10. Customizing Alarm Preferences
  11. Managing Groups and Virtual Domains
  12. User Accounts
  13. Maintenance
  14. Configuration Management
  15. Software Image Management
  16. Configuring Devices
  17. Manage Compliance Features
  18. CE Service Provisioning
  19. Lifecycle Use Case
  20. Optical Custom Profile
  21. Provision Optical Circuits
  22. Monitor Optical Services

Who Should Attend

Network operators, Network administrators, Optical network administrators, System administrators, System integrators and professional services, Cisco integrators and partners

Course Info

Length: 4 day
Format: Lecture and Lab
Delivery Method: Onsite
Max. Capacity: 12

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