Elastic Services Controller (ESC)

Level
Advanced
Duration
24 hours
Course Fee
₹100000
*Inclusive of GST   

Cisco Elastic Services Controller (ESC) is a Virtual Network Functions Manager (VNFM) managing the lifecycle of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs). ESC provides agentless and multi vendor VNF management by provisioning the virtual services. ESC monitors the health of VNFs , promotes agility, flexibility, and programmability in Network Function Virtualization (NFV) environments. It provides the flexibility to define rules for monitoring and associate actions that are triggered based on the outcome of these rules. Based on the monitoring results, ESC performs scale in or scale out operations on the VNFs. In the event of a VM failure ESC also supports automatic VM recovery.

Training Type
Classroom Online Corporate
Batch Timings

For the latest training schedule, please check the Schedules.

Weekdays
  • Early Morning
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
  • Fastrack
Weekdays
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
  • Sat / Sun
  • Sunday Only

Training is available in small groups as well as on one-to-one basis. Get in touch.

Elastic Services Controller (ESC)

Level
Advanced
Duration
24 hrs.
Course Fee
₹100000

Cisco Elastic Services Controller (ESC) is a Virtual Network Functions Manager (VNFM) managing the lifecycle of Virtual Network Functions (VNFs). ESC provides agentless and multi vendor VNF management by provisioning the virtual services. ESC monitors the health of VNFs , promotes agility, flexibility, and programmability in Network Function Virtualization (NFV) environments. It provides the flexibility to define rules for monitoring and associate actions that are triggered based on the outcome of these rules. Based on the monitoring results, ESC performs scale in or scale out operations on the VNFs. In the event of a VM failure ESC also supports automatic VM recovery.

Training Type
Classroom Online Corporate
Batch Timings

For the latest training schedule, please check the Schedules.

Weekdays
  • Early Morning
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
  • Fastrack
Weekdays
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
  • Sat / Sun
  • Sunday Only

Training is available in small groups as well as on one-to-one basis. Get in touch.

Course Introduction

This 3-day (Weekdays – 8hrs.) OR 1-week (Sunday/Saturday) instructor led Cisco ESC course is designed to provide professionals with extensive Network Services Orchestrator Technologies and related networking knowledge to accomplish their day to day job and Cisco ESC implementations. The key to a high success rate is based on the program’s objectives as follows:

  • Install and maintain Cisco ESC in an OpenStack or VMware environment
  • Manage images, flavors, and networks using Cisco ESC
  • Deploy new virtual network functions (VNFs) using Cisco ESC
  • Monitor VNFs using custom metrics to perform fault recovery or scale-in/out
  • Describe integration of Cisco ESC with Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) to create an NFV solution
Course Highlights
  • Project manager can be assigned to track candidates’ performance
  • Curriculum based on course outlines defined by Cisco.
  • This Instructor-led classroom course is designed with an aim to build theoretical knowledge supplemented by ample hands-on lab exercises
  • Facility of Lab on cloud available (based on booking)
  • Courseware includes reference material to maximize learning.
  • Assignments and test to ensure concept absorption.
  • Courseware includes reference material to maximize learning.
  • Assignments and test to ensure concept absorption.
  • Repeating of lectures allowed (based on seat availability)
Course Objectives
  • Describe the Cisco ESC architecture and the VNF lifecycle
  • Explain how to install and maintain Cisco ESC in an OpenStack or VMware environment
  • Explain how to manage VM resources in Cisco ESC
  • Explain how to deploy and configure new VNFs
  • Explain how to monitor, scale, and heal VNFs
  • Describe Cisco ESC integration with Cisco NSO and how to create a VNF solution
Course Topics
  • Recommended prerequisites
  • Basic knowledge of the command line of UNIX-like operating systems
  • Basic NETCONF knowledge
  • Basic OpenStack knowledge

Module 1:

  • Cisco ESC Architecture
  • Cisco ESC Architecture
  • VNF Lifecycle in Cisco ESC

Module 2:

  • Cisco ESC Installation and Upgrade
  • Cisco ESC Installation on OpenStack
  • Cisco ESC Upgrade on OpenStack
  • Cisco ESC High Availability on OpenStack
  • Cisco ESC Installation on VMware
  • Cisco ESC Post-Installation Tasks

Module 3:

  • Managing VM Resources in Cisco ESC
  • Managing Tenants
  • Managing Networks and Subnets
  • Managing Images and Flavors

Module 4:

  • Deploying and Configuring Virtual Network Functions
  • Deployment Data Model
  • Day-0 Configuration
  • Placement Rules
  • Deploying VNFs in OpenStack
  • Deploying VNFs in VMware
  • Deployment Notifications

Module 5:

  • Monitoring, Scaling and Healing Virtual Network Functions
  • Cisco ESC KPI and Rules Datamodel
  • Monitoring VNF Health and Healing
  • Monitoring VNF Load and Scaling
  • Custom Metrics and Actions
  • Dynamic Mappings
  • VNF Operations

Module 6:

  • Cisco ESC Integration
  • Cisco ESC Northbound APIs
  • Cisco NSO Integration
  • Virtual MPLS VPN
  • Resource Manager
  • VM Management Service

Lab outline

  • Lab 1: Installing Cisco ESC on OpenStack
  • Lab 2: Manage VNFs on OpenStack using Cisco ESC
  • Lab 3: Lab: Deployment Scaling
  • Lab 4: Custom Metrics and Custom Actions
  • Lab 5: Cisco ESC Integration with Cisco NSO
Lab Topics

Not Available


Virtual Classroom
  • Instructor led online training is an ideal vehicle for delivering training to individuals anywhere in the world at any time.
  • This innovative approach presents live content with instructor delivering the training online.
  • Candidates will be performing labs remotely on our labs on cloud in presence of an online instructor.
  • Rstforum uses microsoft lync engine to deliver instructor led online training.
  • Advances in computer network technology, improvements in bandwidth, interactions, chat and conferencing, and realtime audio and video offers unparalleled training opportunities.
  • Instructor led online training can helps today’s busy professionals to perform their jobs and upgrade knowledge by integrating self-paced instructor led online training in their daily routines.
Miscellaneous
  • Minimum batch size required for batch is 10 participants in the this course.
  • The RST Forum reserves the right to cancel/postpone the class.
  • Course schedule will be provided before commencement of the course.
  • Certificate of participation will be awarded to participants with a minimum 90% attendance.
  • All attendees are to observe the Copyright Law on intellectual properties such as software and courseware from respective vendors.
  • The RST Forum reserves the right to include external participants in the program either for the entire course or individual courses.
  • The RST Forum reserves the right to change/alter the sequence of courses. RST FORUM published Book would be given at 50% discounted rate to the forum students.