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NSP Infrastructure
Configuration Management

Course number: OS00115-W-2200

Course duration: 2 hours

Price: $250 US

Course overview

This eLearning course enables learners to develop a strong theoretical and practical understanding of NSP Infrastructure Configuration Management operations.  Learn the relationships between configuration intent types, configuration templates and configuration deployments.  Discover how operators use defined configuration templates to deploy both physical and logical configurations, including setting flexible attributes and selecting either individual targets or pre-defined groups.  Learn the lifecycle states of both configuration templates and configuration instances. Learn how to migrate configuration instances from one template to another and demonstrate how the intent-based system tackles configuration drift through the usage of audit and align functionalities. This course is based on NSP version 22.6. 

Course objectives


After completing the course, students should be able to:


  • Describe the NSP Infrastructure Configuration Management (ICM) solution and process.

  • Describe the differences between physical and logical configuration templates.

  • Explain the configuration template lifecycle states.

  • Explain the difference between global and local configuration.

  • Describe and demonstrate how to create an infrastructure template.

  • Describe and demonstrate physical and logical configuration deployments.

  • Demonstrate how to migrate objects between configuration templates.

  • Explain the audit and align functionalities.

Course modules


Module 1 – Introduction to Infrastructure Configuration Management Operations

  • ICM operations overview

  • Intent-based networking overview

  • NSP ICM tools, roles and process

  • NSP ICM operations functionalities

Module 2 – Infrastructure Configuration Intent Types

  • Pre-defined infrastructure intent types



Module 3 – Infrastructure Configuration Templates: Creating and Deploying

  • Configuration intent types

  • Role of configuration templates

  • Configuration template life cycle

  • Configuration deployment life cycle

  • Creating a new configuration template

  • Deploying configuration templates (physical and logical)

  • Migrating objects between configuration templates

Module 4 – Infrastructure Configuration:  Auditing and Aligning

  • Audit and Aligning overview

  • Performing and audit and align

  • Audit and align for bulk deployment