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NSO201 |  Essentials for Programmers and Network Architects V4.0

NSO201 |  Essentials for Programmers and Network Architects

The Cisco NSO Essentials for Programmers and Network Architects (NSO201) v. 4.0 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.



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


How you'll benefit

This course will help you:

  • 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


Who should enroll

  • Network administrators
  • Solutions designers
  • System installers
  • System integrators
  • System administrators


Technology areas

  • Software Defined Networking
  • Network Automation
  • Service Provider



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 and YANG data modeling
  • Basic knowledge of Python programming
  • Basic knowledge of the NETCONF communication protocol
  • Knowledge of XML data structures and schemas
  • Basic management of network components (routers, switches, etc.) 

The following Cisco courses can help you gain the necessary background:

  • Network Programmability Basics (Cisco DevNet Course)
  • Introducing Automation for Cisco Solutions (CSAU)
  • Programming for Network Engineers (PRNE)



  • Section 1: Introducing Service Orchestration with Cisco NSO
  • Section 2: Exploring Cisco NSO Architecture
  • Section 3: Orchestrating Network Solutions
  • Section 4: Describing Cisco NSO Operation
  • Section 5: Installing Cisco NSOSetup Overview
  • Section 6: Exploring the Advantages of NETCONF
  • Section 7: Managing Devices Using the Device Manager
  • Section 8: Creating YANG Models
  • Section 9: Using Services
  • Section 10: Implementing Services with Model-to-Model Mapping
  • Section 11: Designing Services in Cisco NSO
  • Section 12: Managing the Service Lifecycle
  • Section 13: Programming with Python in Cisco NSO
  • Section 14: Configuring and Troubleshooting System Settings
  • Section 15: Discovering Cisco NSO Northbound APIs
  • Section 16: Managing Alarms and Reporting
  • Section 17: Configuring Cisco NSO for Scalability and Performance
  • Section 18: Describing Cisco NSO VNF Manager and Function Packs


Lab outline

  • 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


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NSO201 | Essentials for Programmers and Network Architects V4.0

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    Duración Virtual en vivo: 4 días
    Digital: 6 meses
    Versión 4
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    Fechas Cisco Consultar
    El curso digital incluye:

    - Laboratorios

    - Herramientas para evaluación, anotaciones, marcadores

    - Diploma oficial de Cisco

    - Continuing Education Credits