Cisco Network Service Orchestrator (NSO) Introductory Training Seminar

6 hours
Cisco's NSO (Network Service Orchestrator) is a powerful carrier grade orchestration tool. If you're considering implementing NSO, you need to know how it works and how it's different from other orchestration tools. This training is a great way to understand NSO's value, how you should use it and what's it like to operate NSO.

What to Expect

After completing this training you will have a clear understanding of NSO, how it works and how it can benefit your operations. This seminar is also a great "prequel" for deeper OEM training.

  • Gain a clear understanding of how orchestration benefits your organization
  • Understand where NSO fits in your architecture
  • Identify key use cases that provide value
  • See NSO's powerful configuration and service management in action
  • Get familiar with service model concepts and underlying technologies like YANG


This one day training session is intended to help anyone who wants to know more about Cisco's Network Service Orchestrator (NSO) product. The first part of the training is an overview of the product, its application and how it works. The second part is a hands-on lab; it is intended for network engineers, architects and other technical personnel. The second part is used in conjunction with WWT's Network Service Orchestrator Lab.


NSO Introductory Training Part 1

Duration: 90 minutes

  • What is service orchestration and why would my company consider using it?
  • How are SPs and enterprises using NSO today
  • What NSO is (and is not)
  • How does NSO compare to other automation tools
  • How NSO fits into an automation ecosystem and how it works
  • NSO's architecture and MANO
  • NSO's features
  • NSO applications/use cases (for enterprise and service provider)

NSO Introductory Training Part 2:

Duration 4 hours, 30 minutes

  • Exploring and using an NSO instance: file structure, CLI, GUI and working with netsim
  • File structure, key files and log files
  • Exploring a simple service model (the "big three")
  • About YANG
  • (Optional topic) Working with the REST interface
  • (Optional topic) About Java and template services

What's next?

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