Cisco Prime Network Services Controller

Manage Cloud Network Services

The dynamic nature of cloud environments requires organizations to apply and enforce frequent changes to networks. These networks can consist of thousands of virtual services elements, such as firewalls, load balancers, routers, and switches. Learn how Cisco Prime Network Services Controller can help simplify network management.

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Features and Capabilities

Cisco Prime Network Services Controller provides centralized multi-device and policy management for network virtual services. The product automates network configuration processes, freeing staff to focus on optimizing the network environment. Cisco Prime Network Services Controller supports greater scalability along with standardization and consistent execution of policies.

This solution can be used with Cisco Nexus 1000V Switch, Cisco ASA 1000V Cloud Firewall, Cisco Virtual Security Gateway (VSG), Cisco Cloud Services Router 1000V, or Citrix NetScaler VPX/1000V. In combination with any of these, the solution provides:

  • Rapid and scalable deployment through dynamic, template-focused network policy management based on service profiles
  • Hybrid cloud management, with virtual machine workload migration to public cloud providers
  • Integration with management and orchestration tools such as Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud

It also offers a nondisruptive administration model that enhances collaboration across security and server teams while maintaining administrative separation and reducing administrative errors.

Improve Security and Enhance Collaboration

Cisco Prime Network Services Controller operates in conjunction with the Cisco Nexus 1000V Virtual Supervisor Module (VSM) to improve operations and collaboration across IT.

Security Administrator

Author and manage security profiles for Cisco Virtual Security Gateway (VSG) and ASA 1000V instances.

Network Administrator

Author and manage port profiles and Cisco Nexus 1000V virtual switches through the programmatic interface with VMWare Virtual Center.

Server Administrator

Select the appropriate port profile in VMWare vCenter and associate with an instantiated virtual machine.

Hybrid Cloud

More securely extend the enterprise network to the public cloud. For more information, please visit the Cisco Nexus 1000V InterCloud page.

Network Services Integration with Cisco Dynamic Fabric Automation

Prime Network Services Controller integrates with Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) to support VSG, ASA 1000V, CSR 1000V and Citrix NetScaler VPX and 1000V network services.

Northbound APIs

Management and infrastructure provisioning tools (Cisco and 3rd party) can manage virtual services using Prime Network Services Controller northbound XML APIs.


Cisco Prime Network Services Controller supports multiple virtual machine (VM) managers including VMware vCenter and Microsoft System Center Virtual Machine Manager (SCVMM).

Cisco Prime Network Services Controller Community Site

Customers who have purchased Cisco Prime Network Services Controller can watch training videos and communicate with the Network Services Controller team. Visit site

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