Riverbed Steelhead CX (WAN Optimization) Training

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New Video Update: In this video update (28 minutes) in our Riverbed Training Series, you will learn how to setup a Virtual In-Path using WCCP on the Steelhead CX appliance. A virtual in-path is when the Steelhead appliance is not physically in-line. It is either directly attached to a switch or with the WAN router. Traffic would be automatically redirected to the appliance using either the WCCP protocol or using policy based routing. This video will focus on setting up virtual in-path using WCCP with one of our WAN routers in our environment.

Do you want to learn how to optimize traffic over a slow Wide Area Network (WAN)? Do you want to learn how to quickly setup a WAN optimization solution easily and view meaningful reports? In this video series you will learn how to do many of these things and much more. The Riverbed Steelhead appliance provides WAN optimization over slow networks to increase application performance and data transfers for remote site users. We have a range of basic to advanced topics that will show you how to deploy the Riverbed Steelhead appliance step-by-step in a simple and practical implementation.

Below are some of the video topics that are available and what topics are already being scheduled to be released soon:

Video Series: ~3 hours (170 minutes)

  1. Overview and Design
  2. Network Infrastructure Overview
  3. Installation (using Virtual Appliance)
  4. Placing the Steelhead into the Network
  5. Initial Configuration
  6. Licensing
  7. Time Services
  8. Software Upgrades
  9. In-Path and Peering Rules
  10. WAN Optimization Testing and Verification – Part 1, 2, and 3
    1. Accessing file(s) over the WAN (initially and consecutively)
    2. Optimized Throughput
    3. Bandwidth Optimization
    4. Current Connections
    5. Connection History
    6. Traffic Summary
    7. Interface Statistics and Status
    8. Steelhead Peers list
  11. Flow Statistics and Top Talkers
  12. WAN Visibility Modes
  13. Application and Transport Streamlining
  14. Virtual In-Path using WCCP — NEW!!!


Video Series (MP4): ~3 hours (170 minutes)

IMG_7397Michel Thomatis, CCIE #6778 (15 year) – Chief Network Architect & Lead Trainer

Michel has spent the last 18 years as a network engineer/architect.  As a 15-year CCIE, Michel loves the opportunity to provide training in a wide-array of network technologies. He formerly worked at Cisco, as well as in government, banking, and non-profit organizations. He has published the “Network Design Cookbook” and a science fiction novel called “The Dark End”.  He has also published various iOS applications (virtual Network Engineer, Circlefalls) that can be found on Apple’s iOS App Store.  Other software development experience includes python and SDN.  Currently, Michel is the owner, Chief Network Architect and Lead Trainer at RouteHub Group, LLC.