In Datanauts episode 80, we bemoaned the state of network automation. In the many comments we received on that episode, one especially stuck out to me.
Here’s a paraphrase. “Tools like Cisco Network Services Orchestrator can automate an entire network, and not just push config changes box by box. You tell the tool what your network is, and the tool computes the changes needed throughout the network for you.”
Today, we’re going to chat with sponsor Cisco about Network Services Orchestrator, and see how network automation has improved in the last couple of years.
Our guest is Carl Moberg, Technology Director at Cisco Systems.
Carl provides background on Network Services Orchestrator and delves into key issues including:
- NSO support for Cisco and non-Cisco physical and virtual gear
- The NSO architecture and configuration workflows
- NSO use cases
- The service developer role and how it fits into NSO
- Network automation challenges
- New features and capabilities
Cisco Network Services Orchestrator – Cisco Systems
Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO): The Bridge To Automation – Cisco Systems (PDF)
PQ Show 116: Practical YANG For Network Automation – Packet Pushers