My company is beginning to develop a new edge device solution for our business units based on the ENCS platform. Alot of these devices will be at remote or customer sites where we won't have easy access to the management interface locally. You can say my network is more service providerish. Initially we were told that DNA-Center was the way to go for what we want to do, but we are beginning to find that it is lacking the ability to do certain things remotely. Is it worth while to begin looking at what NSO can do for us? The main things we are looking to be able to do is manage the ENCS remotely and use an ISRV to connect into our network (sometimes through a single IP) There is a Single-IP-Mode within NFVIS, so I was hoping that NSO supported that functionality. We would also like to easily and and remove VNF's (ASAv, Linux, etc) without impacting the device operations. Is something like this even possible?
The NSO vBranch Core Function Pack (CFP) is a component for automation of Cisco SD-Branch. It is primarily targeted towards (Managed) Service Providers. The CFP is a TAC supported product which can be used to build SD-Branch automation solutions. It aims to provide 80%, leaving 20% to be provided by AS, partners, or built by the SP themselves. This means lower development cost, shorter development times, and shorter TTM.
The vBranch CFP features include
Plug-and-play (PnP)/Zero Touch Provisioning (ZTP) of NVFIS devices such as ENCS
Spin-up of Cisco and 3rd party VNFs, including day-0/bootstrap configuration and service chains
Want to run both python2 and python3 packages at the same time? Maybe you don't want to upgrade all your python2 services at the same time? With some small changes to the "ncs-python-start-vm" script you can. While you are at it maybe you would like...
The official report from the ETSI Remote NFV API Plugtest as well as the 4th Plugtest events have now been posted:
Here is a list of all the NSO Developer Days 2019 presentations. Each video has a link to the respective NSO Developer Hub post with slides and details.
Keynote: Dr. Marcus Hacke, Founder & CEO of ngena
NSO and the Orange Internationa...
Here is a list of links related to Rakuten's new all-virtual mobile network
Reimagining the End-to-End Mobile Network in the 5G Era (Cisco whitepaper 2019-06)
How the world changed: Cisco CEO on Rakuten's new mobile network (Rakuten.today 2019-06-26)
Abstract: Telindus, SURFnet and T-Mobile share their outcomes of different automation strategies. How to go above and beyond the traditional way of networking to experience the thrill of foiling. The thrill to master core and B2B connectivity servic...