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KJ Rossavik
Cisco Employee
Cisco Employee

The annual Cisco Live US took place 25-29 June in Las Vegas, and set yet again a new attendance record. Another record was set by NSO - more than 20 sessions with NSO content this year! Quite a few of these are available as VoDs, and I will gather them here, and update this posting as I find them.

So if you either were there, but missed a session, or you weren't there at all, don't worry, you can now watch them from the comfort of your own office/home/elsewhere!



Service Orchestration with Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (2017 Las Vegas)


Mishel Papiashvili - Solutions Architect, Cisco

Ohad Harel - Solutions Architect, Cisco

The session will provide an introduction to Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (enabled by Tail-F), its architecture and components to illustrate one possible path to network programmability. Throughout the session we will discuss Service Models and the YANG modeling language and we will walk through a live Service creation Use-Case. This session is targetted at both an enterprise and a service provider public.

The Four Pillars of Orchestration: Making End-to-End Services a Reality in Dynamic Networks with Cisco NSO (2017 Las Veg…


John Malzahn - Sr. Market Manager, Cisco

Carl Moberg - Technical Director, Cisco

Digitization is the next wave of the Internet, presenting tremendous opportunities for service providers to grow their service revenues. They rely on new innovative technologies such as network functions virtualization (NFV) and software-defined networking (SDN) for operational agility and for providing the true end-to-end digital experience that users seek. Choosing the right orchestration solution is crucial to maximizing on these technologies. In this session, we will present the Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) enabled by Tail-f and the four pillars of orchestration. This unique approach provides an integrated end-to-end solution for service providers that are looking to transition their current generation networks toward virtualization using the architectural concepts of ETSI NFV. We will discuss the specific attributes of orchestration required in today's highly dynamic operator environments and how NSO fulfills them. In this session we will cover: • Orchestration across multiple domains. • The role of NSO in the ETSI MANO stack, as part of Cisco's comprehensive MANO software portfolio • The specific functional capabilities of NSO as an orchestrator and why it's the best choice • Customer case studies and real world business outcomes from successful orchestration deployments

Introduction to NFV orchestration using ETSI standard (2017 Las Vegas)


Julie Ann Connary - Technical Leader, Cisco

Harris Haider - Solution Architect, Cisco

Enterprises and Service Providers are rapidly adopting Network Function Virtualization (NFV). The European Telecommunications Standards (ETSI) has developed a framework for managing and orchestrating NFV – NFV MANO. In this technical seminar we will review the adoption of NFV and the ETSI NFV MANO Framework including terminology and Virtual Network Function (VNF) lifecycle management. Next we will provide a review of Cisco’s NFV MANO products including Network Services Orchestrator as Network Function virtualization Orchestrator (NFVO), Elastic Services Controller and Cloud Services Platform as Virtual Network Function Manager (VNFM). The details of how the Cisco NFVO MANO products can be utilized to manage the VNF lifecycle including onboarding and instantiation, scaling and healing using ETSI MANO methodology and standardized descriptors will be followed by both Service Provider and Enterprise Case Studies. The foundational technologies include: ETSI NFV MANO, NSO as NFVO, CSP/ESC as VNFM.

Network Services Fabric with Nexus Standalone To Build Secure Agile Exchange SAE for Virtualized, Orchestrated, and Auto…


James French - Distinguished Systems Engineer, Cisco

The hybrid cloud enterprise will have applications and data in private data centers, public IAAS clouds, and public SAAS clouds. Application consuming employees, partners, and customers will require secure access to applications and data regardless of where they are. To meet these requirements, the enterprise network architecture needs to adjust potentially incorporating Co-Location or Carrier Neutral Facilities CNF. Participants will learn how to architect next generation enterprise network topologies in support of distributed users and applications leveraging a Nexus standalone service stitching fabric. To this end, participants will learn Nexus service stitching and scaling with Intelligent Traffic Director ITD, Smart-Channel, Data Broker, SR-IOV VEPA, Netflow, and Tetration, virtualization with the Cloud Services Platform CSP-2100, and orchestration with Network Service Orchestrator NSO. Finally, will cover how the new architectures and technologies will reduce the number of circuits, lower circuit costs, improve agility, reduce effort, and reduce risk.

Architecture of NFV Platform for Orchestrating Cloud-based & vBranch Managed Services (2017 Las Vegas)


Wayne Ogozaly - Technical Lead Engineer, Cisco

This session details the Virtual Managed Service architecture for orchestrating scalable, elastic NFV/SDN solutions to provide virtual managed services like SDWAN, vBranch, vSecurity and other managed services. VNF appliances like CSR, FTDv, ISRv, ASAv, XRv will be introduced and how they can be deployed in a NFVI, UCS, nexus based OpenStack cloud or on x86 ENCS vCPE to provide PAYG and service velocity. Details on the VMS platform, components and the underlying OpenStack and Kubernetes based microservices architecture, and platform extensibility through SDK, will be covered. Smart licensing, VNF instantiation via Elastic Services Controller (ESC), service provisioning via YANG models & Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) will be discussed. The session will dive into service topologies across WAN & DC, service chains for enabling NFV cloud services like IWAN, CloudVPN, vCE, Secure Internet Gateway, vBranch, Web/Content security & IPS. The session will also cover Plug-n-Play capabilities for Zero-touch provisioning of CPE's, Yang/Netconf models for service customization, service packages.

Orchestrating Mobility Services with Cisco NSO (2017 Las Vegas)


Junaid Khan - Solutions Architect, Cisco

Manish Jain - Director, Advanced Services, Cisco

Imtiaz Ahmad - Solutions Architect, Cisco

Tier I Service Provider in US Mobility Network automation using Workflow Engine and NSO. Customers legacy Mobility Network to be decommissioned end of 2017, due to multiple devices into end of life. Migrate over 3000 Enterprise customers from legacy datacenter platform to Enterprise Zone data centers by end of 2017 Current Manual Configuration rate – 6 to 7 years to complete. New Customer E2E Onboarding process from 60 days to less than 10 days.

Designing Programmable Access Networks (2017 Las Vegas)


Nicolas Breton - Product Manager, Cisco

Ahmed Abeer - Sr.Technical Marketing Engineer, Cisco

This session is for network designers who are interested to learn how to make the SP access network programable while keeping it secure. In this session, we explore the use of protocols like BGP-LS, PCEP and netconf/Yang to program and discover access devices like the ASR920. We will show how to keep the infrastructure secured with the use of Autonomic Networking in the access. This session will dicuss how Segment Routing is deployed and simplifies the protocol stack while making MPLS more programable. The network management and services orchestration as it related to SP access is covered in this session with Cisco's tail-f NSO and the EPN Manager.

IWAN and NFV Orchestration for Managed Service Providers (2017 Las Vegas)


Bill Reilly - Product Manager Engineering, Cisco

Jean-Marc Barozet - Principal Engineer, Cisco

Cisco’s NSO platform is ideal for delivering Service Model drive solutions. The New NSO Core Function Packs for IWAN and Enterprise NFV provide the foundation for robust service offerings and deployments of two of Cisco’s key Enterprise offerings. This session is a technical use-case driven discussion focusing on the development of the NSO Core Function Pack software architecture and its use for variations of IWAN deployment models including both physical and virtual cpe (Enterprise NFV).

Using YANG to Create Network-Layer APIs (2017 Las Vegas)


Giles Heron - Principal Engineer, Cisco

Please Note: By registering for this session, it does not guarantee you a seat. Seating is available on a first come first seated basis. TCONF/YANG is now supported on many Cisco, and third party, devices. Using NETCONF/YANG frees the developer from the complexity of parsing CLI responses, and as model standardisation occurs will abstract away the syntax differences between devices. However greater benefits can be realised by operating at a network-wide, rather than per-device level. In this approach the OSS developer can interact with the network, or sets of devices, rather than managing individual devices. In this session I will present two use-cases for network-wide operation. 1) Use of the I2RS topology models in OpenDaylight with BGP-LS and PCE-P to optimise network traffic. 2) use of NSO to configure service instances across multiple devices. Taking place in the DevNet Zone.

5G Mobile Backhaul and Fronthaul Evolution (2017 Las Vegas)


Jakub Horn - NCE, Cisco

This session will cover 5G Mobile Transport (xHaul, Segment routing, ROBOT, WAE). Mobile operators major challenges are expanding network capacity, new revenue generating application & services and optimization of business relationship with partners (e.g. OTT providers). It is time for next generation of mobility that is "5G: connect anything which can be connected". 5G will be led by new services broadband access everywhere (1Gpbs per UE), massive internet of things, tactile internet, higher user mobility and ultra-reliable communications. These services require low latency and high throughput, unified application aware Ethernet backhaul and fronthaul, programmability and virtualization, phase and frequency clocking, security and network slicing. In addition to radio evolution, it is critical to invest in backhaul evolution otherwise RAN gains will not be realized. To address these requirements, this session will address transport transformation through Agile Carrier Ethernet (Segment Routing, EVPN, NSO), stringent synchronization through phase and frequency. micro data centers, CPRI replacement to address 5G fronthaul requirements , virtualization and split of packet core to bring data plane closer to the user. Operational simplicity through Autonomic networking, telemetry for network insight and proactive health monitoring (ROBOT) and orchestration through NSO.. LTE/LTEA has already introduced strict latency and clocking requirement. 5G will take these requirements to the next level. This session will help mobile operators as well as alternate access vendors (AAV) to assess their 5G mobile backhaul readiness.

Close the Loop: Leverage Real Time Service Assurance to Automation Service Provisioning (2017 Las Vegas)


Wei Yan - Solution Architect, Cisco

weigang huang - SOLUTIONS ARCHITECT, Cisco

Please Note: By registering for this session, it does not guarantee you a seat. Seating is available on a first come first seated basis. As the colossal amounts of Internet and cloud traffic grow incessantly, self-healing networks become a necessity in order to ensure the performance of applications and services. In addition, it is imperative for minimizing downtime simultaneously while earning high profit margins. Streaming big data technology enables network monitoring, infrastructure utilization and traffic to be analyzed in real-time. A great choice of a network automation software tool is Cisco NSO, a flexible multi-vendor networking service orchestration tool. This session will show audiences an end-to-end application that leverages open source streaming big data technology to collect real time network performance data. This network monitoring functionality will be demonstrated monitoring L2VPN services and identifying potential network congestion or degrading of performance. Furthermore, our application will analyze data collected in real-time, then automate L2VPN service provisioning using the analyzed results. Taking place in the DevNet Zone.

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