Cisco NSO Essentials for Programmers and Network Architects (NSO 201)

Course Overview

Our 4 day, instructor led course provides a brief overview of the NSO solution, NETCONF, YANG, and XPath. After this overview, the course focuses on service creation, device and configuration management, NSO maintenance, NSO options and integrations, and basic NSO troubleshooting.

Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:
● Explain the benefits and uses of Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO)
● Install NSO and describe how NSO uses NETCONF and the Device Manager component
● Describe how YANG is used with NSO, create and deploy a service, and explain NSO FASTMAP
● Design and manage services with YANG models
● Perform NSO configuration and basic troubleshooting, and describe the following NSO features: integration options, alarms and reporting, scalability and performance options, and available function packs


Cisco NSO Essentials for Programmers and Network Architects (NSO 201)


Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to Cisco NSO

  • Meeting Challenges with Orchestration
  • What Is NSO?
  • What Does NSO Do?
  • How Does NSO Work?
  • Resources and Training

Module 2: Get Started with Cisco NSO

  • Installing Cisco NSO
  • NETCONF Overview
  • Device Manager

Module 3: Service Manager Essentials

  • YANG Overview
  • Using Services
  • Model-to-Model Mapping

Module 4: Service Design and Cisco NSO Programmability

  • Service Design
  • Service Management

Module 5: Cisco NSO Flexibility

  • System Configuration and Troubleshooting
  • Integration
  • Alarm Management and Reporting
  • Scalability and Performance
  • Components and Function Packs

Lab outline

  • Lab 1: Installing Cisco NSO
  • Lab 2: Using Device Manager
  • Lab 3: Creating a Loopback Template Service
  • Lab 4: Creating a VLAN Template Service
  • Lab 5: Creating an L3VPN Template Service
  • Lab 6: Creating an SVI Python Template Service
  • Lab 7: Using NSO REST API with Postman
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