Cisco WAN Automation Engine 6.3.1 Segment Routing with NSO 4.1.1 with 8 Nodes v1 now available on Cisco dCloud!

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Cisco WAN Automation Engine (WAE) is a powerful, flexible, software-defined networking (SDN) platform. It abstracts and simplifies your WAN environment while making it fully open and programmable. WAE network-modeling technology enables real-time analysis of traffic needs and traffic placement in complex WAN topologies.


The Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO, enabled by Tail-f, simplifies the process of provisioning services in both physical and virtual networks. It decouples network services from specific components, while automatically configuring the network according to the service specifications.


This demonstration uses NSO to configure a service based on a model for layer 3 VPNs. NSO uses WAE to calculate VPN tunnel paths across your network and deploy them to the network. WAE Design monitors the network state. This demonstration also uses Virtual Internet Routing Lab (VIRL).


Check it out here: Cisco WAN Automation Engine 6.3.1 Segment Routing with NSO 4.1.1 with 8 Nodes v1




  • Scenario 1: Prepare Demonstration Devices
  • Scenario 2: Verify Setup
  • Scenario 3: Create Segment Routing Traffic Engineering Tunnels
  • Scenario 4: Fail Links
  • Scenario 5: Fail a Contract




  • Laptop
  • Cisco AnyConnect



  • Cisco BGP-LS technology
  • Cisco WAE SDN server
  • Cisco NSO 4.1.1
  • VIRL simulating 6 ASR9ks




Cisco WAE
  • State-of-the-art network and traffic modeling technology.
  • Intuitive interface for creating flows, tunnels, and demands.
  • Cloud SDN application suite with advanced PCE.
Cisco NSO
  • A single, network-wide interface to all network devices and all network applications and services.
Virtual Internet Routing Lab (VIRL)
  • Multi-purpose network virtualization platform.
  • Provides an easy way to build, configure, and test new or existing network topologies.