Description

The NSO Advanced for Python Programmers (NSO300) v4.0 course is a 5-day instructor-led or virtual instructor-led, lab-based, hands-on course that continues the learning journey of the NSO Essentials for Programmers and Network Architects (NSO201) v4.0 course with NSO to include customizing templates with Python programming, Docker deployment, and Nano services. You will learn to create advanced services using the NSO application framework and Python scripting with both new and existing Layer 3 Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) VPN services. You will also learn how to manage and scale these services to reduce operation consumption, and increase both security and available physical space, since virtualized network functions (VNFs) replace physical hardware. You will use Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) orchestration features, and Cisco Elastic Services Controller (ESC) to manage virtualized network functions.

Objectives

Upon completing this course, students will be able to meet these objectives:
  • Describe the NSO application framework
  • Deploy NSO in Docker
  • Implement Python- and template-based service
  • Describe service lifecycle integration
  • Describe the implementation of Layer 3 MPLS VPN service for a new service deployment
  • Implement Nano services
  • Describe the implementation of Layer 3 MPLS VPN service for an existing deployment
  • Describe managed services
  • Implement stacked services
  • Describe how to scale service orchestration
  • Describe the European Telecommunications Standards Institute Management and Orchestration (ETSI MANO) Framework
  • Manage VNF Lifecycle with Cisco ESC
  • Implement NFV

Outline

The course contains these components:

    Discovering the NSO Application Framework
    • NSO Transaction Model and Mapping Options
    • NSO Python API Overview
    Deploying NSO in Docker Containers
    • Comparing NSO Deployments
    • NSO in Docker Overview
    Developing Python and Template-Based Service
    • Service Strategy
    • Service Design—Service Model
    Integrating Service Lifecycle
    • Service Lifecycle Overview
    • Integration Options Overview
    Developing a Layer 3 MPLS VPN Service for New Service Deployment
    • Service Strategy
    • Service Design—Service Model
    Developing Nano Services
    • Nano Services
    • Service Design Manual Resource Allocation
    Developing Layer 3 MPLS VPN Service for Existing Deployment
    • Existing Service Deployment Strategy
    • Existing Service Deployment
    Introducing Managed Services
    • Managed Services Overview
    • Resource Allocation
    Implementing Stacked Services
    • Stacked Services Strategy
    • Implementing Resource-Facing Services
    Scaling Service Orchestration
    • Optimization Options
    • Layered Services Architecture Design
    Discovering the ETSI MANO Framework
    • Network Functions Virtualization Initiative
    • ETSI MANO
    Managing VNF Lifecycle with Cisco ESC
    • Introduction to Cisco ESC
    • VNF Lifecycle Management
    Orchestrating NFV
    • NFV Orchestration (NFVO) Bundle Introduction
    • VNF Descriptor
Lab outline
  • Create NSO Docker Environments
  • Create Switch Virtual Interface (SVI) Service Using Premodification Service Callback
  • Implement Nano Services
  • Create an L3VPN Service Using Dynamic ID Allocation
  • Perform an L3VPN Service Upgrade
  • Implement Stacked Services
  • Deploy Link State Advertisement (LSA) Service
  • Integrate Cisco ESC and OpenStack
  • Deploy NFV for Demilitarized Zone (DMZ) Service
  • Implement Self-Test Action

Prerequisite Knowledge

Before you take this course, we recommend that you have the knowledge and skills obtainable by attending the NSO Essentials for Programmers and Network Architects (NSO201) class, plus have knowledge in the following areas:

Basic knowledge of the command line of UNIX-like operating systems
Basic knowledge of Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF)
Basic knowledge of Yet Another Next Generation (YANG) data modelling
Basic knowledge of Python software development