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NSO Essentials for Programmers and Network Architects

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4 Days




40 Credits


Who Should Attend

• Network administrators
• Solutions designers
• System installers

• System integrators
• System administrators



We require the following knowledge and skills before taking this course:
• Basic knowledge of the Cisco Command-Line Interface (CLI) or
the CLI of UNIX-like operating systems
• Working knowledge of UNIX-based operating systems and basic
• Basic knowledge of programming constructs
• Basic knowledge of YANG data modeling
• Basic knowledge of the NETCONF communication protocol

• Knowledge of XML data structures and schemas
• Basic management of network components (routers, switches,

The following Cisco courses can help you gain the knowledge you
need to prepare for this course:
• Network Programmability Basics (Cisco DevNet Course)
• Introducing Automation for Cisco Solutions (CSAU)
• Programming for Network Engineers (PRNE)

What you will learn

What you will Learn

The NSO Essentials for Programmers and Network Architects (NSO201) v4.1 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 introducing you 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 Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

• 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 Outline

• Introducing Service Orchestration with Cisco NSO
• Exploring Cisco NSO Architecture
• Orchestrating Network Solutions
• Describing Cisco NSO Operation
• Installing Cisco NSO
• Exploring the Advantages of NETCONF
• Managing Devices Using the Device Manager
• Creating YANG Models
• Using Services
• Implementing Services with Model-to-Model Mapping

• Designing Services in Cisco NSO
• Managing the Service Lifecycle
• Programming with Python in Cisco NSO
• Configuring and Troubleshooting System Settings
• Discovering Cisco NSO Northbound APIs
• Managing Alarms and Reporting
• Configuring Cisco NSO for Scalability and Performance
• Describing Cisco NSO VNF Manager and Function Packs


Further information
If you would like to know more about this course please contact us

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