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Cisco Elastic Services Controller (ESC300)


Course Overview

The Cisco Elastic Services Controller (ESC100) course is a virtual instructor-led, labbased, hands-on course offered by Cisco® Learning Services. The course introduces the use of Cisco Elastic Services Controller (ESC) in an OpenStack or VMware environment. The Cisco Enterprise Network Functions Virtualization (NFV) framework is a network architecture concept that uses existing virtualization technologies to virtualize network functions for providing services.

This is a Cisco Learning Services course and is delivered directly by Cisco.

Who should attend

The primary audience for this course is system installers, system integrators, system administrators, network administrators, and solutions designers.


Cisco recommends that you have the following prerequisite knowledge and skills:

  • Basic knowledge of the command line of UNIX-like operating systems
  • Basic NETCONF knowledge
  • Basic OpenStack knowledge

For completion of Cisco NSO integration, the following additional knowledge is required:

Course Objectives

  • Install and maintain Cisco ESC in an OpenStack or VMware environment
  • Manage images, flavors, and networks using Cisco ESC
  • Deploy new virtual network functions (VNFs) using Cisco ESC
  • Monitor VNFs using custom metrics to perform fault recovery or scale-in/out
  • Describe integration of Cisco ESC with Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) to create an NFV solution

Course Content

Module 1: Cisco ESC Architecture
  • Cisco ESC Architecture
  • VNF Lifecycle in Cisco ESC
Module 2: Cisco ESC Installation and Upgrade
  • Cisco ESC Installation on OpenStack
  • Cisco ESC Upgrade on OpenStack
  • Cisco ESC High Availability on OpenStack
  • Cisco ESC Installation on VMware
  • Cisco ESC Post-Installation Tasks
Module 3: Managing VM Resources in Cisco ESC
  • Managing Tenants
  • Managing Networks and Subnets
  • Managing Images and Flavors
Module 4: Deploying and Configuring Virtual Network Functions
  • Deployment Data Model
  • Day-0 Configuration
  • Placement Rules
  • Deploying VNFs in OpenStack
  • Deploying VNFs in VMware
  • Deployment Notifications
Module 5: Monitoring, Scaling, and Healing Virtual Network Functions
  • Cisco ESC KPI and Rules Data Model
  • Monitoring VNF Health and Healing
  • Monitoring VNF Load and Scaling
  • Custom Metrics and Actions
  • Dynamic Mappings
  • VNF Operations
Module 6: Cisco ESC Integration
  • Cisco ESC Northbound APIs
  • Cisco NSO Integration
  • Virtual MPLS VPN
  • Resource Manager
  • VM Management Service
Online Training

Duration 1 day

Price (excl. tax)
  • US$ 1,000.-
Digital courseware

Courseware language: English

Classroom Training

Duration 1 day

Price (excl. tax)
  • Austria: US$ 1,000.-
  • Germany: US$ 1,000.-
  • Switzerland: US$ 1,000.-
  • Cisco Learning Credits: 10 CLC
Digital courseware

Courseware language: English

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