Install Network Services Orchestrator 5.3 on Ubuntu Linux 20.04

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Verifying Ubuntu version used for installation process

For personal use Cisco NSO is FREE to use. You can download the trial version at . 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!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.
The default credentials are admin : admin

From here you can explore the different modules that the GUI has to offer.