Cisco NSO Essentials for Programmers and Network Architects (NSO201)

Level
Beginner
Duration
30 hours
Course Fee
₹25000
*Inclusive of GST

Learn to install Cisco NSO and use it to manage devices and create services based on YANG templates with XPath. This course provides an overview of NSO as a network automation solution, as well as introductions to NETCONF, YANG, and XPath. You will learn about managing devices and creating device templates, service management and service package creation, network element drivers, interfacing with other systems using APIs, configuring and troubleshooting system settings, managing alarms and reporting, configuring NSO for scalability and performance, and capabilities that can be added to Cisco NSO.

Training Type
Classroom Online Corporate
Batch Timings

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Weekdays
  • Early Morning
  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
  • Fastrack
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  • Morning
  • Afternoon
  • Evening
  • Sat / Sun
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Training is available in small groups as well as on one-to-one basis. Get in touch.

Cisco NSO Essentials for Programmers and Network Architects (NSO201)

Level
Beginner
Duration
30 hrs.
Course Fee
₹25000

Learn to install Cisco NSO and use it to manage devices and create services based on YANG templates with XPath. This course provides an overview of NSO as a network automation solution, as well as introductions to NETCONF, YANG, and XPath. You will learn about managing devices and creating device templates, service management and service package creation, network element drivers, interfacing with other systems using APIs, configuring and troubleshooting system settings, managing alarms and reporting, configuring NSO for scalability and performance, and capabilities that can be added to Cisco NSO.

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 course introduces you to Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO). You will learn to install Cisco NSO and use it to manage devices and create services based on YANG templates with XPath. This course provides an overview of NSO as a network automation solution, as well as introductions to NETCONF, YANG, and XPath. You will learn about managing devices and creating device templates, service management and service package creation, network element drivers, interfacing with other systems using APIs, configuring and troubleshooting system settings, managing alarms and reporting, configuring NSO for scalability and performance, and capabilities that can be added to Cisco NSO.

Course Highlights
  • Learn to install Cisco® Network Services Orchestrator (NSO)
  • Practice configuring devices with NSO
  • Practice designing and managing services with YANG models
  • Gain confidence with NSO configuration
  • Gain knowledge in key technology areas – Software defined networking, Network Auto
Course Objectives
  • Explain the transactional service activation and how it relates to business requirements
  • Explain how Cisco NSO communicates with network devices
  • Understand the NETCONF protocol and be able to read and write simple YANG models
  • Understand the difference between devices that are fully NETCONF capable and those that are less or not NETCONF capable
  • Understand the support for candidate configuration and confirmed commit support
  • Use logs to troubleshoot the Cisco NSO deployment and check NSO communication with network devices
  • Explain the YANG service model structure
  • Design a real-world usable service
  • Explain the mapping logic of service parameters to device models and consequently to device configurations
  • Describe the use of different integration options and APIs
  • Explain how to implement action with use of config-templates in NSO package
  • Explain the use of Reactive FASTMAP in for manipulating and implementing advanced NFV components
  • Describe the use of feature components and function packs
  • Define and explain the ETSI MANO principles and solution
  • Work with the alarm console, and understand the NSO alarm structure and how it conforms to modern network operations procedures
  • Describe Cisco NSO 5.3 new features and changes in NSO
Course Topics
  • Section 1: Introducing Service Orchestration with Cisco NSO
    • Challenges of Network Management
    • Network Management without Cisco NSO
    • Network Management with Cisco NSO
    • Challenges of Network Orchestration
    • Addressing Management Challenges with Service Orchestration
  • Section 2: Exploring Cisco NSO Architecture
    • Cisco NSO Architecture
    • Cisco NSO Components
    • Cisco NSO and Ansible
  • Section 3: Orchestrating Network Solutions
    • Orchestration Use Cases Overview
    • Orchestration Use Case Examples
  • Section 4: Describing Cisco NSO Operation
    • NETCONF and YANG Overview
    • Cisco NSO Packages
    • Cisco NSO Mapping Logic
    • Network Element Drivers
  • Section 5: Installing Cisco NSOSetup Overview
    • Cisco NSO Local Installation
    • Installing NEDs
    • Using Netsim
  • Section 6: Exploring the Advantages of NETCONF
    • NETCONF Basics
    • NETCONF Operation
  • Section 7: Managing Devices Using the Device Manager
    • Device Manager Overview
    • Device Configuration Management
    • Device Connection Management
    • Templates and Groups
    • Device Template Processing
    • Commit Queues
  • Section 8: Creating YANG Models
    • YANG Basics
    • Other Representations of YANG
    • YANG Data Types
    • XPath Overview
    • Basic YANG Statements
    • Verify Yang Statements
  • Section 9: Using Services
    • Package Architecture
    • Creating a Service Package
    • Sample Service Configuration
    • Service Template
    • YANG Service Model
    • Deploying a Service
  • Section 10: Implementing Services with Model-to-Model Mapping
    • Mapping Service Parameters
    • FASTMAP
    • Template Processing
    • NSO Transaction Model
  • Section 11: Designing Services in Cisco NSO
    • Service Design Overview
    • Top-Down Service Design
    • Bottom-Up Service Design
    • Device Configuration
    • Service Model
  • Section 12: Managing the Service Lifecycle
    • Service Management Tasks
    • CDM Migration
    • Service Lifecycle Management Guidelines
  • Section 13: Programming with Python in Cisco NSO
    • Cisco NSO Programmability Overview
    • Python Scripting
    • Python Service Skeleton
    • Creating a Service YANG Model
    • Creating a Service Template
    • Template Processing with Python
  • Section 14: Configuring and Troubleshooting System Settings
    • System Configuration
    • Role-Based Access Control
    • System Troubleshooting
  • Section 15: Discovering Cisco NSO Northbound APIs
    • NSO Integration Options
    • NETCONF Server
    • Web Integration
    • SNMP Agent
  • Section 16: Managing Alarms and Reporting
    • Alarm Management
    • Reporting
  • Section 17: Configuring Cisco NSO for Scalability and Performance
    • High Availability
    • High-Availability Cluster Communications
    • Addressing Performance Limitations
    • Layered Service Architecture
  • Section 18: Describing Cisco NSO VNF Manager and Function Packs
    • Function Packs
    • Cisco SD-WAN Solution
    • NFV Orchestration
    • Reactive FastMap
Lab Topics

  • Install Cisco NSO
  • Use Device Manager
  • Create a Device Template
  • Create a Loopback Template Service
  • Create a VLAN Template Service
  • Create an L3VPN Template Service
  • Migrate a CDM Device
  • Set Up a Device Using Python Scripts
  • Create an SVI Python Template Service
  • Use NSO RESTCONF API with Postman
Virtual Classroom
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  • Candidates will be performing labs remotely on our labs on cloud in presence of an online instructor.
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  • 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
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  • 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.