Cisco Prime Infrastructure Implementation and Administration (PINFRA)

PLEASE NOTE: This course has been replaced with NMENPI: Managing Enterprise Networks with Cisco Prime Infrastructure 

This course covers Cisco's latest Network Management Software Prime Infrastructure.  Cisco Prime Infrastructure is a converged solution taking components from Cisco Prime LAN Management Solution (LMS) and Cisco Prime Network Control System (NCS) for comprehensive lifecycle management of wired and wireless networks.  This course covers the important aspects from the WMNGI and WMUAPI courses.  This is the recommended training for anyone using Cisco Prime LMS or NCS with plans to migrate to Prime Infrastructure.

Cisco Prime Infrastructure is the recommended upgrade path for Cisco Prime LMS and Cisco Prime NCS users.  While not a direct feature-to-feature upgrade for LMS, it supports core LMS-like functionality for wired device management.  The focus is to find the correct tools within the software to document the network inventory, manage device configurations, control software updates, monitor performance, troubleshoot faults, and simplify the deployment of new Cisco technologies.

Course Outline

Module 1:  Cisco Unified Wireless Network Management Solutions

Lesson 1: Introducing Lifecycle Management

Lesson 2: Introducing Cisco Prime Infrastructure

Lesson 3: Introducing Cisco Mobility Services Engine

Lesson 4: Introducing Cisco Identity Services Engine

Module 2:  Network Management System Configuration ◾ Lesson 1: Configuring High Availability and Firewall Rules for Cisco PI

Lesson 2: Adding Users

Lesson 3: Navigating Cisco PI

Lesson 4: Using the Map Editor

Lesson 5: Using the Planning Tool

Module 3:  Component Configuration Through Cisco PI

Lesson 1: Configuring Components Through Cisco PI Configure Tab

Lesson 2: Working with Controller and Switch Location Templates

Lesson 3: Working with AP Configuration and Migration Templates

Lesson 4: Setting up Auto-Provisioning and Scheduling Configuration Tasks

Module 4:  Guest Access

Lesson 1: Defining Guest Access Methods

Lesson 2: Configuring Guest Access Features Through Cisco PI

Module 5:  Mobility Services

Lesson 1: Configuring and Integrating the MSE

Lesson 2: Configuring and Tuning Location Services

Lesson 3: Tracking Mobile Devices

Lesson 4: Supporting Location Services

Lesson 5: Troubleshooting Location Services

Lesson 6: Configuring Adaptive Wireless IPS

Module 6:  Network Monitoring and Troubleshooting

Lesson 1: Monitoring and Troubleshooting the Network

Lesson 2: Managing Network Performance

Module 7:  PI Maintenance and Troubleshooting Tasks

Lesson 1: Performing Maintenance Operations

Lesson 2: Troubleshooting PI Operational Issues

Module 8: Connected Mobile Experiences (Optional)

Lesson 1: Overview of CMX

Lesson 2: Implementing CMX

Lesson 3: Configuring Mobility Services Advertisement Protocol

Module 9:  Application and Device Support (Optional)

Lesson 1: Overview of Bonjour Services

Lesson 2: Overview of Application Visibility and Control


Module 1:  Cisco Prime Infrastructure Introduction

Lesson 1: Cisco Prime Infrastructure Overview

Lesson 2: Cisco Prime Infrastructure Lifecycle Theme

Lesson 3: Cisco Prime Infrastructure Installation

Lesson 4: Cisco Prime Infrastructure Server Administration

Module 2:  Cisco Prime Infrastructure Lifecycle Design Phase

Lesson 1: Design Phase Overview

Lesson 2: Adding Devices and Creating Groups and Sites

Lesson 3: Creating Templates

Lesson 4: Managing Wireless Networks

Module 3:  Cisco Prime Infrastructure Lifecycle Deploy Phase

Lesson 1: Deploy Phase Overview

Lesson 2: Deploying Templates

Module 4:  Cisco Prime Infrastructure Lifecycle Operate Phase

Lesson 1: Operate Phase Overview

Lesson 2: Device Discovery and Management

Lesson 3: Mobility Work Center (Optional)

Lesson 4: Monitoring and Troubleshooting

Lesson 5: Using Cisco Prime Infrastructure Reports


Lab 1-1: Managing Users and Virtual Domains

Lab 1-2: Customizing a Home Page

Lab 1-3: Using the Map Editor

Lab 1-4: Using the Planning Tool

Lab 1-5: Configuring Controllers and Access Points Using Templates

Lab 1-6: Configuring Guest Access with Prime Infrastructure

Lab 1-7: Configuring Location Services

Lab 1-8: Using Location Services

Lab 1-9: Basic Network Monitoring Using Prime Infrastructure

Lab 2-1: Managing Devices, Groups, and Sites

Lab 2-2: Deploying Configuration Using Templates

Lab 2-3: Configuration and Software Image Management

Lab 2-4: Monitoring, Alarms, Events, and Troubleshooting

Lab 2-5: Using Reports


This course is intended for the following:

Network administrators, managers, and technicians who need a more efficient way of managing and maintaining the network infrastructure.

Anyone who currently has Cisco WCS, NCS, LMS software and plans to migrate towards the newer PRIME offering from Cisco.