For personal use Cisco NSO is FREE to use. You can download the trial version at https://developer.cisco.com/ . Login with your CCO account.
- Move nso-5.3 bin file to the home directory.
- Unpack the file to a directory.
- The source command is used in order to evaluate the file passed as an argument in the context of the current execution.
- Create the ncs-run directory for the end location of the ncs-setup command.
- Change directory to ncs-run and verify the version..
- Next download the newer NEDs from the https://developer.cisco.com/docs/nso/#!getting-nso/ site.
- Extract the tarballs for the nx, ios, and asa then verify.
- You now have the newest NEDs and a running installation of the Cisco Network Services Orchestrator.
- I ran into issues with device manager not seeing the packages so I created a new directory and began again. After stopping the ncs services, removing the original ncs directory and creating a new one I was able to see the devices in Device manager.
- Execute ncs and then verify the service is running.
- Navigate to http://localhost:8080 to access the web UI.
From here you can explore the different modules that the GUI has to offer.