NFV Virtual Services with Cisco NSO and ESC v1 now available on Cisco dCloud!

Document created by lamarsh on Dec 15, 2016
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This Cisco® NFV Management and Orchestration(MANO) solution using Cisco Network Services Orchestrator (NSO) and Cisco Elastic Services Controller (ESC) demonstrates:


  • NFV MANO solution capabilities with NSO and ESC in an OpenStack environment
  • Deployment and life-cycle management of Cisco and third-party virtualized network functions (VNFs)
  • Physical and virtual provisioning


This demonstration shows NSO and ESC working together to create and maintain an NFV service chain. The service chain is a hosted corporate service that consists of four VNFs hosted in the service provider’s data center.


Check it out here:




  • Scenario 1: Prepare Environment
  • Scenario 2: Add Physical CE to VPN Volvo
  • Scenario 3: Add Virtual Service to VPN Volvo
  • Scenario 4: Scale Out Services
  • Scenario 5: Add Physical CE to Volvo VPN
  • Scenario 6: Terminate Virtual and Physical Services




  • Laptop
  • Cisco AnyConnect®




  • OpenStack
  • Cisco NSO
  • Cisco ESC
  • Traffic simulator
  • Client VM
  • Simulated MPLS network
  • VNFs
    • vCSR
    • ASAv
    • Load balancer
    • Web server




Provision a physical network
  • Connect CE to a VPN.
  • Demonstrate NSO functions: commit dry run and native commit dry run.
Deploy a virtual service chain
  • Use NFVO function pack: VNFD, NSD, and NSR
Scale a VNF
  • Use ESC and Web Traffic Simulator to scale a VNF