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.


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Learning 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


  • 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


This course is designed primarily for network and software engineers who are interested in learning about automation and programmability and hold the following job roles: 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 tasks 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, etc.)


Length: 4.0 days (32 hours)


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