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Configuring and Operating Cisco EPN Manager (EPNM100) v3.0

SS Course: GK8650

Course Overview


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 multi-layer networks. It enables end-to-end lifecycle management across core, edge, aggregation, and access networks.

The EPNM100 - Configuring and Operating Cisco EPN Manager v3.0 course shows you how to install, provision, monitor, and maintain a packet and optical multi-layer network using Cisco Evolved Programmable Network (EPN) Manager. This course also covers configuration and compliance management, device configuration, and service management.

This course is eligible for 32 Continuing Education Credits (ILT Modality).


Scheduled Classes





  • Service Provider Market Trends
  • Cisco EPN Manager Overview

Getting Started

  • Accessing Cisco EPN Manager
  • Lesson Summary for Accessing Cisco EPN Manager
  • Exploring the GUI
  • Populating the Inventory

Network Views

  • Viewing Device Inventory and Device Details
  • Viewing the Topology

Network Monitoring

  • Monitoring Dashboards
  • Monitoring Policies Overview
  • Exploring Alarms and Events
  • Taking Action on Alarms and Events
  • Exploring Reports
  • Managing Reports

System Administration

  • Pre-Installation Activities
  • Installing Cisco EPN Manager
  • Installing High Availability
  • Post-Installation Activities
  • Performing Server Setup Tasks
  • Customizing Alarm and Event Preferences
  • Managing Groups and Virtual Domains
  • Managing User Accounts


  • Backup and Restore
  • Software Updates
  • Data Retention and Purging
  • Monitor and Tune Cisco EPN Manager

Configuration Management

  • Setting Up Configuration Management
  • Using Configuration Management

Software Image Management

  • Software Image Management Basics
  • Deploying Software Images

Device Configuration

  • Cisco EPN Manager Configuration Methods
  • Configuring Devices by Using Templates
  • Creating Custom Templates

Compliance Management

  • Compliance Prerequisites
  • Compliance Policies
  • Compliance Audit and Fix Jobs

Carrier Ethernet Service Management

  • Examining Provisioning Features
  • Creating Customers and Custom Profiles
  • Provisioning a Carrier Ethernet Service
  • Verifying Services
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Services

Optical Devices, Circuits, and Services

  • Exploring Optical Provisioning Features
  • Setting Up Configuration Management
  • Using Configuration Management
  • Configuring Optical Devices with Detailed Device View
  • Creating Customers and Custom Profiles
  • Provisioning a Service
  • Assuring Services
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Services



    To benefit fully from this course, you should have the following knowledge and skills:

    • 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

      Who Should Attend

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