Cloud Pak for Network Automation 2.1 Administration and Configuration (TN777G)


This course is intended to teach the skills that are needed to successfully install, configure, and use Cloud Pak for Network Automation (CP4NA) 2.1. This course is the second part of instructor-led or self-paced training in Cloud Pak for Network Automation and focuses on hands-on lab exercises to describe, deploy, and manage VOIP and telco components. The prerequisite course DL10032G focuses on the fundamental principles, architecture, and terminology of CP4NA.



This course is intended for systems engineers, technical support professionals, system administrators, administrators, and deployers of CP4NA 2.1.


  • Completion of basic training on IBM Cloud Paks
  • Completion of IBM Cloud Pak for Network Automation Foundations course or its online equivalent.
  • Proficiency in the deployment of Red Hat OpenShift™ containers
  • Understanding of telecommunications concepts
  • Proficiency in command-line tools such as the vi editor in Linux and Red Hat OpenShift commands
  • Ability to use VPN, SSH, and GitHub repository
  • Ability to edit Red Hat OpenShift configuration files


  • Understand the installation process for CP4NA
  • Edit assembly and resource descriptors
  • Use the Lifecycle Manager to push project descriptors to the CP4NA server
  • Instruct the CP4NA server to deploy assemblies and resources in a virtual environment such as Red Hat Openstack™ or Red Hat OpenShift
  • Remove assemblies and resources from deployment
  • Automate scaling of resources to meet traffic loads
  • Automate testing to validate deployed resources
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Course Outline

  • Course introduction
  • Unit 1. Installing Cloud Pak for Network Automation 2.1
  • Unit 2. Introduction to course lab exercises
  • Unit 3. Verify desktop tools
  • Exercise 1. Verify your desktop tools
  • Unit 4. Create an assembly project and descriptor
  • Exercise 2. Create an assembly project and descriptor
  • Unit 5. Deploy assemblies and resources
  • Exercise 3. Deploy assemblies and resources
  • Unit 6. Add a jumphost server
  • Exercise 4. Add a jumphost server
  • Unit 7. Configure server behaviors
  • Exercise 5. Configure server behaviors
  • Unit 8. Simulate traffic to test scaling
  • Exercise 6. Simulate traffic to test scaling
  • Unit 9. Automate behavior tests
  • Exercise 7. Automate behavior tests
  • Unit 10. Demonstration – Use CP4NA with CI/CD tool
  • Unit 11. Demonstration – Use the CP4NA API
  • Course summary