NSO303: Cisco NSO Administration and DevOps 4.0

The Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) Administration and DevOps (NSO303) v4.0 course continues the learning journey of the NSO Essentials for Programmers and Network Architects (NSO201) v4.0 and NSO Advanced for Python Programmers (NSO300) v4.0 courses by introducing you to the system administration and DevOps focusing on NSO; the robust bridge linking network automation and orchestration tools, examining the development, operation, and administration task functions.

Audience

DevOps engineers, Integration engineers, Network and software architects, Network engineers, Software engineers, System administrators.

Prerequisites

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 Cisco Command-Line Interface (CLI)
  • Basic knowledge of the CLI of UNIX-like operating systems
  • Basic knowledge of Yet Another Next Generation (YANG) data modelling
  • Basic knowledge of Python software development

Course objectives

You will learn how to set up, configure, deploy, and maintain a Cisco Network Services Orchestrator solution, and learn best practices for using DevOps. The examples shown in this course demonstrate real-world scenarios to prepare you for deployment and management of new or existing NSO instances. The course guides you through the setup of a production ready NSO instances using system installation with access control settings, the deployment of NSO in Docker containers, and introduces modern DevOps concepts and tools such as Git and Continuous Delivery/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD). You will learn how to migrate CDM devices, how to build NETCONF NEDs from the NSO CLI, how to handle NSO Alarms, and many more features that benefit you in your journey with Cisco NSO.

Course content

Modules:

Introducing Network and IT Convergence
Introducing Cisco NSO Architecture
Introducing Linux
Explaining Cisco NSO Setup
Exploring Access Control
Describing Integration Options
Explaining Version Control System
Describing Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery
Introducing Scalability and High Availability
Describing Scalable System Management
Describing Software Development Methodologies
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
Introducing Inventory Management
Describing Cisco NSO Use Cases

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