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NSP Installation and Configuration

Course number: OS00120-W-2200

Course duration: 6 hours

Price: $750 US

Course overview

This eLearning course enables learners to develop a solid theoretical and practical understanding of deploying Nokia’s Network Services Platform (NSP) system and components.  Learn the critical relationships within the NSP system architecture, including Kubernetes, Docker, Helm, RHEL, NSP cluster and NSP system components.  Understand the different NSP deployment types, NSP software offerings and how to retrieve proper platform sizing recommendations for each.  View and learn how to set up and install the many virtual machines using QCOW2 images.  See how to configure the NSP deployer host and how it is used to deploy the Kubernetes environment.  Learn to properly edit the “nsp-config.yml” file on the deployer host and use it to deploy the NSP cluster.  Discover the additional RPM-based NSP components and how to install them, including the NFM-P.  Understand the “NSP Appliance” and “NSP Server” solutions.  View how to upgrade the NSP system and components.  Finally, validate the NSP and its components post-installation and post-upgrade. This course is based on NSP version 23.4. 

Course objectives

After completing the course, students should be able to:


  • Explain and illustrate the NSP deployment architecture
  • Explain the Kubernetes platform architecture
  • Describe the NSP product suites, feature packages and installation options
  • Explain the integration/installation steps needed with NSP and NFM-P
  • Demonstrate usage of the Nokia Product Support Portal for software downloads
  • Explain and demonstrate the guest operating system preparation, including resource fulfillment/reservation
  • Demonstrate QCOW installation
  • Demonstrate NSP Kubernetes platform installation
  • Demonstrate NSP Kubernetes-based application installations
  • Demonstrate NSP RPM-based application installations
  • Perform NSP client integration and validation checks
  • Demonstrate the “NSP Server” installation approach
  • Explain the NSP upgrade process
  • Perform NSP post-install validation
  • Demonstrate how to migrate IPRC/CDRC from VM to Kubernetes
  • Demonstrate how to migrate from NFM-P with embedded nspos to Kubernetes

Course modules

Module 1 – System Architecture

  • NSP system architecture
  • NSP Kubernetes platform architecture
  • NSP communication requirements
  • NSP + NFM-P integration


Module 2 – NSP Product Offerings and Platform Requirements

  • NSP software offerings
  • NSP platform sizing recommendations
  • Product support portal


Module 3 – NSP Platform Configuration and Deployment

  • NSP installation workflow for standalone and DR systems
  • Setting up the NSP Deployer
  • Setting up the NSP Cluster
  • Deploying the NSP applications


Module 4 – RPM-based NSP Application Installations

  • NFM-P installation
  • Auxiliary database installation
  • Flow collector/collector controller installation
  • Analytics server installation
  • VSR-NRC installation


Module 5 – “NSP Server” installation

  • “NSP server” and “NSP appliance” solutions
  • NSP server installation


Module 6 – NSP Upgrade

  • NSP upgrade process overview
  • Preparing the NSP for upgrade
  • Demonstrate NSP deployer and cluster upgrade
  • Demonstrate NFM-P upgrade


Module 7 – Post-Installation and Upgrade Validation

  • NSP post-upgrade checklist
  • Validating an NSP upgrade
  • NFM-P post-upgrade checklist
  • Validating an NFM-P upgrade