Course Overview

The Installing and Applying Cisco ESC with Cisco NSO1 (NSO201) course is an instructor-led, lab-based, hands-on course offered by Cisco® Learning Services. The course introduces the use of Cisco Elastic Services Controller (ESC) in an OpenStack or VMware environment. The Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) framework is a network architecture concept that uses existing virtualization technologies to virtualize network functions for providing services.

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1 days
    • Install and maintain Cisco ESC in an OpenStack or VMware environment
    • Manage images, flavors, and networks using Cisco ESC
    • Deploy new virtual network functions (VNFs) using Cisco ESC
    • Monitor VNFs using custom metrics to perform fault recovery or scale-in/out
    • Describe integration of Cisco ESC with Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) to create an NFV solution
    • Module 1: Cisco ESC Architecture
      • Cisco ESC Architecture
      • VNF Lifecycle in Cisco ESC
    • Module 2: Cisco ESC Installation and Upgrade
      • Cisco ESC Installation on OpenStack
      • Cisco ESC Upgrade on OpenStack
      • Cisco ESC High Availability on OpenStack
      • Cisco ESC Installation on VMware
      • Cisco ESC Post-Installation Tasks
    • Module 3: Managing VM Resources in Cisco ESC
      • Managing Tenants
      • Managing Networks and Subnets
      • Managing Images and Flavors
    • Module 4: Deploying and Configuring Virtual Network Functions
      • Deployment Data Model
      • Day-0 Configuration
      • Placement Rules
      • Deploying VNFs in OpenStack
      • Deploying VNFs in VMware
      • Deployment Notifications
    •  Module 5: Monitoring, Scaling, and Healing Virtual Network Functions
      • Cisco ESC KPI and Rules Data Model
      • Monitoring VNF Health and Healing
      • Monitoring VNF Load and Scaling
      • Custom Metrics and Actions
      • Dynamic Mappings
      • VNF Operations
    • Module 6: Cisco ESC Integration
      • Cisco ESC Northbound APIs
      • Cisco NSO Integration
      • Virtual MPLS VPN
      • Resource Manager
      • VM Management Service
    • Lab 1: Installing Cisco ESC on OpenStack
    • Lab 2: Manage VNFs on OpenStack Using Cisco ESC
    • Lab 3: Deployment Scaling
    • Lab 4: Custom Metrics and Custom Actions
    • Lab 5: Cisco ESC Integration with Cisco NSO
  • Cisco recommends that you have the following prerequisite knowledge and skills:

    • Basic knowledge of the command line of UNIX-like operating systems
    • Basic NETCONF knowledge
    • Basic OpenStack knowledge

    For completion of Cisco NSO integration, the following additional knowledge is required:

    • Knowledge and skills that can be obtained by attending the Cisco Network Services Orchestrator Foundation (NSO100) class or equivalent
    • Basic knowledge of YANG data modeling
    • Basic knowledge of Java software development
  • The primary audience for this course is system installers, system integrators, system administrators, network administrators, and solutions designers.