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Cisco NSO Essentials for Programmers and Network Architects v3.0 (NSO201)

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4 Days

24 CPD hours

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After completing this course, you should be able to:Explain transactional service activation and how it relates to business requirementsExplain the benefits and uses of Cisco NSOExplain how Cisco NSO communicates with network devicesUnderstand the NETCONF protocol and be able to read and write simple YANG modelsInstall NSO and describe how NSO uses NETCONF and the Device Manager componentUnderstand the difference between devices that are fully NETCONF capable and those that are less or not NETCONF capableExplain the YANG service model structureDescribe how YANG is used with NSO, create and deploy a service, and explain NSO FASTMAPDesign and manage services with YANG modelsPerform NSO configuration and basic troubleshooting, and describe the following NSO features: integration options, alarms and reporting, scalability and performance options, and available function packsUse logs to troubleshoot the Cisco NSO deployment and check NSO communication with network devicesExplain the mapping logic of service parameters to device models and consequently to device configurationsDescribe the use of different integration options and APIsExplain the use of Reactive FASTMAP for manipulating and implementing advanced Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) componentsDescribe the use of feature components and function packsDefine and explain the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) Open Source NFV Management and Orchestration (MANO) principles and solutionWork with the alarm console, and understand the NSO alarm structure and how it conforms to modern network operations procedures


The Cisco NSO Essentials for Programmers and Network Architects (NSO201) 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 a brief overview of NSO as a network automation solution, as well as an introduction to NETCONF, YANG, and XPath. You will learn about service packages, network element drivers, and Application Programming Interfaces (APIs). The course also covers service creation, device and configuration management, NSO maintenance, NSO options and integrations, and basic NSO troubleshooting.

Introduction to Cisco NSO
  • Meeting Challenges with Orchestration
  • Challenges of Network Management
  • Challenges of Network Orchestration
  • NSO Features and Benefits That Meet Challenges
  • Standardized Approach
What Is NSO
  • Logical Architecture
  • Components
What Does NSO Do
  • Orchestration Use Cases
How Does NSO Work
  • Introduction to NETCONF and YANG
  • Packages
  • Mapping Logic
  • Network Element Drivers (NEDs)
Resources and Training
  • Resources
  • Training
Get Started with Cisco NSO
  • Installing Cisco NSO
  • Setup Overview
  • Cisco NSO Local Installation
  • Installing NEDs
  • Using NetSim
NETCONF Overview
  • Challenges of Network Management
  • Introduction to NETCONF
  • NETCONF Operation
Device Manager
  • Device Manager Overview
  • Device Configuration Management
  • Device Connection Management
  • Templates and Groups
  • Other Device Management Tools
Service Manager Essentials
  • YANG Overview
  • Introduction to YANG
  • Other Representations of YANG
  • Data Types
  • XPath Overview
  • Basic YANG Statements
  • Can You Spot the Error
Using Services
  • Package Architecture
  • Creating a Service Package
  • Sample Service Configuration
  • Service Template
  • YANG Service Model
  • Deploying a Service
Model-to-Model Mapping
  • Mapping Introduction
  • Mapping Logic
  • Template Processing
Service Design and Cisco NSO Programmability
  • Service Design
  • Service Design Overview
  • Top-Down Approach
  • Bottom-Up Approach
  • Device Configuration
  • Service Model
Service Management
  • Service Management Tasks
  • Service Lifecycle Management Guidelines
NSO Programmability Introduction
  • NSO Programmability Overview
  • Python Service Skeleton
  • Creating a Service YANG Model
  • Creating a Service Template
  • Template Processing with Python
Cisco NSO Flexibility
  • System Configuration and Troubleshooting
  • System Configuration
  • System Troubleshooting
  • Integration Options
  • NETCONF Server
  • Web Integration
  • SNMP Agent
Alarm Management and Reporting
  • Alarm Management
  • Reporting
Scalability and Performance
  • High Availability
  • High-Availability Cluster Communications
  • Clustering
  • Layered Service Architecture
  • Addressing Performance Limitations
Components and Function Packs
  • Function Packs
  • NFV Orchestration
  • Reactive FASTMAP
Additional course details:

Nexus Humans Cisco NSO Essentials for Programmers and Network Architects v3.0 (NSO201) training program is a workshop that presents an invigorating mix of sessions, lessons, and masterclasses meticulously crafted to propel your learning expedition forward.

This immersive bootcamp-style experience boasts interactive lectures, hands-on labs, and collaborative hackathons, all strategically designed to fortify fundamental concepts.

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