Cisco WAN Automation Engine 7.0, SR, XTC, and NSO v1 now available on Cisco dCloud!

Document created by lamarsh on Dec 16, 2016
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The 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.


This demonstration uses Cisco Network Service Orchestrator (NSO) to create a cross-domain VPN service using Segment Routing On-Demand Next-Hop (SR ODN) and network details discovered by WAE. NSO then deploys the details using PCEP to IOS XR Transport Controller (XTC).


Check it out here:




  • Scenario 1: Discover Network
  • Scenario 2: Automate Collection
  • Scenario 3: Review Network with WAE Design
  • Scenario 4: Create VPN Service Using SR ODN with NSO
  • Scenario 5: Verify Service Test




  • Laptop
  • Cisco AnyConnect®




  • Cisco WAE 7.0.a
  • Cisco NSO
  • IOS XRv 6.2.1 (pre-release)
  • VIRL




Cisco WAE
  • Model-driven path visibility and computation engine
  • Simulates, optimizes, and activates paths in a network
  • Supports multi-vendor and multi-layer environments
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
  • Stateful, distributed computation engine running in IOS XR