The Cisco WAE Implementation with Cisco NSO Integration (NSO101) is a 4-day instructor-led, lab-based, hands-on course that introduces learners to the basic knowledge necessary to plan, deploy, configure, and maintain the Cisco WAN Automation Engine (WAE) solution. Extensive hands-on labs help learners gain the necessary skills to install and maintain Cisco WAE systems.


After finishing this course, you will be able to:
  • Learn the system architecture of Cisco WAE and WAE network abstraction
  • Plan and deploy Cisco WAE Planning components, including Collector, WAE Design Archive, and WAE Live
  • Plan and deploy Cisco WAE Automation components, including WAE Core and WAE Open SDN Controller (OSC), as well as learn the basics of WAE APIs
  • Learn how to deploy changes to the network using Cisco WAE and OSC, as well as to determine how to integrate WAE with Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO)
  • Learn how to use the Cisco WAE Design application to solve problems and achieve business goals


The course contains these components:
  • WAE Introduction and Architecture Overview
    • Introduction to WAE
    • WAE Architecture and Design
  • WAE Server and Collector Implementation
    • Planning the Deployment
    • WAE Deployment
    • Overview of the Collection Process
    • Embedded Web Server
    • Configuring WAE Collector
    • Lab: Virtual Learning Lab – Getting Started
    • Lab: WAE Collector Configuration
    • Lab: Augmented Collection Configuration
    • Configuring WAE Core Server
    • Lab: Configuring WAE Core
  • WAE Design for Network Engineers
    • Getting Started With WAE Design
    • Lab: Getting Started with WAE Design
    • Working with Layouts
    • Lab: Working with Layouts
    • Describing Traffic with Demands
    • Lab: Describing Traffic with Demands
    • Failures and Simulation Analysis
    • Lab: Failures and Simulation Analysis
  • WAE Design Traffic Engineering (IGP)
    • Engineering Traffic using Metrics
    • Lab: Engineering Traffic using Metrics
    • Engineering Traffic using RSVP-TE
    • Lab: Modeling MPLS RSVP-TE LSPs
  • WAE Live Deployment
    • The Basic Components of WAE Live
    • WAE Live Configuration
    • Templates for Visual Elements Control
    • Lab: Configuring WAE Live
  • WAE Live Features
    • WAE Live Map
    • WAE Live Explore
    • Lab: WAE Live Explore and Map
    • WAE Live Analytics
    • Lab: WAE Live Analytics
    • WAE Live Inventory
    • Lab: Configuring WAE Live Inventory
    • WAE Live Administration
  • WAE Maintenance and Troubleshooting
    • WAE Maintenance
    • Lab: WAE Backup
    • WAE Troubleshooting

Prerequisite Knowledge

Cisco recommends that you have the following prerequisite knowledge and skills:
  • Knowledge and skills that can be obtained by attending the Cisco NSO Foundation (NSO100) class equivalent
  • Knowledge of general networking and routing concepts
  • Basic knowledge of routing protocols (Open Shortest Path First [OSPF], Intermediate System-to-Intermediate System [IS-IS], Border Gateway Protocol [BGP]) Understanding of Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) and traffic engineering (TE) technologies
  • Basic knowledge of Linux server operation and Linux tools
  • Knowledge of accessing, configuring, and managing network devices
  • Basic understanding of network automation and software-defined networking (SDN) concepts