Automation has been identified as one of the main areas where service providers and large enterprises can reduce cost. This is becoming more and more important in modern business where average return per user is diminishing year by year. Service Defined Network (SDN) principles deliver abstractions of existing network infrastructure, which enable faster service development and deployment. Standards like NETCONF and YANG are currently the driving force behind those abstractions and are proposing a significant improvement to network management.

The Cisco Network Services Orchestrator Operations course (NSOOPS) v1.0 is a 3-day lab-intensive instructor-led course that focuses on Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) system and service maintenance tasks and builds on top of the knowledge gained from the Basic NSO course.


Upon completing this course, the learner will be able to meet these overall objectives:
  • Maintain Cisco NSO system
  • Maintain services orchestrated using Cisco NSO


The course contains the following components:
  • Network and IT Convergence
    • Network and IT Convergence
  • System Lifecycle Management:
    • System Maintenance
    • Clustering
    • Lab: Maintain NSO Clusters
    • System Troubleshooting
    • Lab: NSO System Troubleshooting
    • Role Based Access Control
    • Lab: Maintain Access Control with NSO
  • Service Lifecycle Management
    • Service Upgrade
    • Lab: Service Upgrade
    • NED Upgrade
    • Lab: NED Upgrade
    • Service Backup and Restore
    • Configuration Management with NSO
    • Lab: Service Backup and Restore
    • Change Management with NSO
    • Inventory Management with NSO
  • Service Operations
    • SDN/NFV and the impact on Service Operations
    • Service Problem Management
    • Lab: Problem Management
    • Service Monitoring
    • Compliance
    • Lab: Monitoring and Reporting

Prerequisite Knowledge

The knowledge and skills that a learner should possess before attending this course are as follows:
  • Basic Cisco CLI knowledge
  • Basic knowledge of a command line of UNIX-like operating systems
  • Working knowledge of Cisco NSO product
  • Basic knowledge of YANG data modelling

The recommended skills can be gained by attending the Basic Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSOBASIC) training.