Cisco NSO Administration and DevOps (NSO303)

The Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) Administration and DevOps (NSO303) v3.0 course focuses on Cisco® NSO development, operation, and administration tasks. You will learn how to set up, configure, deploy, and maintain a Cisco Network Services Orchestrator solution, and you will learn best practices for using DevOps.

Retail Price: $3,750.00

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Course Days: 4

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After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Configure Cisco NSO and access control to Cisco NSO
  • Implement Cisco NSO high availability
  • Describe and implement Layered Service Architecture
  • Use DevOps practices for Cisco NSO development and operations
  • Describe the purpose of Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD)
  • Implement and manage services and their associated device configurations
  • Use Cisco NSO for service monitoring and compliance reporting


Before you take this course, we recommend that you have the knowledge and skills obtainable by attending the Cisco Network Services Orchestrator Foundation (NSO201) class, including:

  • 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


  • Cisco NSO Administration
    • Introducing Network and IT Convergence
    • Introducing Cisco NSO Architecture
    • Introducing Linux
    • Explaining Setup
    • Explaining Access Control
    • Describing Integration Options
  • Scalability
    • Introducing Scalability and High Availability
    • Describing Scalable System Management
  • DevOps Fundamentals
    • Describing Software Development Methodologies
    • Explaining Version Control System
    • Describing Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
  • Cisco NSO Operations
    • Introducing Service Maintenance
    • Performing Network Element Driver (NED) Upgrades
    • Introducing Configuration Management
    • Describing Change Management
    • Explaining Service Problem Management
    • Explaining Service Monitoring and Compliance Reporting
    • Cisco NSO and DevOps
    • Introducing Inventory Management
    • Describing Cisco NSO Use Cases

Lab outline

  • Connecting to the Lab
  • Learning to Use a Command-Line Text Editor
  • Installing the Cisco NSO Software
  • Role-Based Access and Cisco Physical Access Manager (Cisco PAM)
  • Using Cisco NSO APIs
  • High Availability
  • Deploying the LSA l3vpn Service
  • Network Connectivity Tool (NCT)
  • Using Git
  • Service Backup and Restore
  • Perform a NED Upgrade
  • Replacing a Device
  • Creating a Compliance Report
  • Migrating a Monolithic Service to LSA

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