Description

The Cisco Elastic Services Controller (ESC300) v2.0 is a 1-day virtual instructor-led, lab-based, hands-on course that teaches how to install and maintain Cisco Elastic Services Controller (ESC) in OpenStack and VMware environments, and how to integrate Cisco ESC with Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO). You will also learn how to deploy and configure new Virtual Network Functions (VNFs).

This course will help you:
  • Learn how to install and maintain Cisco ESC in an OpenStack or VMware environment
  • Gain the knowledge and skills needed to deploy and configure new VNFs
  • Learn how to integrate Cisco ESC with Cisco Network Services Orchestrator and how to create a VNF solution

Objectives

After finishing this course, you will be able to:
  • Describe the Cisco ESC architecture and the Virtual Network Function (VNF) lifecycle
  • Explain how to install and maintain Cisco ESC in an OpenStack or VMware environment
  • Explain how to manage VM resources in Cisco ESC
  • Explain how to deploy and configure new VNFs
  • Explain how to monitor, scale, and heal VNFs
  • Describe Cisco ESC integration with Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) to create an NFV solution

Outline

The course contains these components:
  • Cisco ESC Architecture
    • Cisco ESC Architecture in the ETSI MANO Framework
    • VNF Lifecycle in Cisco ESC
  • 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 and KVM
    • Cisco ESC Post-Installation Tasks
  • Managing VM Resources in Cisco ESC
    • VM Resource Management Overview
    • Managing Tenants
    • Managing Networks and Subnets
    • Managing Images and Flavors
  • Deploying and Configuring Virtual Network Functions
    • Deployment Data Model
    • Day-Zero Configuration
    • Placement Rules
    • Deploying VNFs in OpenStack
    • Deploying VNFs in VMware
    • Deployment Notifications
  • Monitoring, Scaling, and Healing Virtual Network Functions
    • Cisco ESC KPI and Rules Datamodel
    • Monitoring VNF Health and Healing
    • Monitoring VNF Load and Scaling
    • Custom Metrics and Actions
    • Dynamic Mappings
    • VNF Operations
  • Cisco ESC Integration
    • Cisco ESC Northbound APIs
    • Cisco NSO Integration
    • Virtual MPLS VPN
    • Resource Manager
    • VM Management Service

    Lab Outline:
    • Installing Cisco ESC on OpenStack
    • Managing VNFs on OpenStack with Cisco ESC
    • Deployment Scaling
    • Custom Metrics and Custom Actions
    • Cisco ESC Integration with Cisco NSO

Prerequisite Knowledge

Before you take this course, we recommend that you have the knowledge and skills that can be obtained by attending the Cisco Network Services Orchestrator Foundation (NSO201) class, which includes:
  • Basic knowledge of the command line of UNIX-like operating systems
  • Basic knowledge of Network Configuration Protocol (NETCONF)
  • Basic knowledge of OpenStack
  • Basic knowledge of Yet Another Next Generation (YANG) data modelling
  • Basic knowledge of Python or Java software development