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ExtremeCloud Orchestrator (XCO)

Full Lifecycle Management and Network Visibility

Product Highlights


Orchestrate better Business Outcomes

  • Provide greater visibility, drive real-time insights, and simplify network fabric operations with full-service network orchestration to enable business agility

Fabric Lifecycle Management

  • Simplify the deployment, provisioning and management of network services with Extreme IP fabric lifecycle management

Visibility Management

  • Centralized management to deploy, operate and monitor all Extreme visibility products at scale for 5G mobile network

Scalability for small and Large Data Center Networks

  • Support for smaller network fabric design, or large 3-stage and 5-stage IP fabric with EVPN-Virtual Extensible LAN (VXLAN) deployed as the overlays

Improved User Experience

  • Industry leading graphical user interface (GUI) to deploy, provision and manage Extreme IP Fabric or Extreme Visibility solution

Ecosystem Integration

  • Provisioning of network fabric through API-driven automation to provide the network foundation for 5G cloud native infrastructure solution

In today's fast-paced and complex IT and mobile 5G network environments, organizations are increasingly turning to visibility and network automation solutions to improve network visibility, performance, and security.

As organizations adapt to an unprecedented rate of change, IT teams are grappling with a lack of automation and integration between technologies, a lack of broad and deep visibility, widening skills shortages, and increasingly complex licensing.

Network orchestration simplifies the management of complex networks by providing a unified view and control of resources, network fabric, and services to create a seamless user experience. Network orchestration improves network agility, scalability, and reliability while reducing operation costs and minimizing errors.


The skills with XCO are designed to deliver a unified and integrated orchestration experience for organizations.

With this approach, organizations can easily and quickly deployspecific capabilities and can scale and evolve their orchestration capabilities as their needs change over time.

The XCO architecture is built on the concept of composable skillsthat can be activated and accessed at the workspace or orchestration layer. The workspace application provides the graphical presentation of either fabric or visibility skills. This application is designed to provide an intent-based interface to define outcomes across a network fabric, or visibility, and to represent service and solutions.

The Visibility skill is based on another set of micro services and enables the centralized management for all Extreme Networks visibility products.

The skills within XCO are designed to work together, delivering a unified and integrated orchestration engine for the network.

With this architecture, organizations can easily and quickly deploy the specific capabilities they need and can scale and evolve orchestration capabilities as new and yet unknown use cases become available over time.

XCO simplifies the orchestration of complex networks by providing a unified view and control of resources, fabric network infrastructure, and visibility services to create a seamless user experience with a new unified graphical user interface (GUI) and application programming interfaces (API). Network orchestration improves network agility, scalability, and reliability while reducing operations costs and minimizing errors.

XCO is based on a set of microservices and adheres to cloud-native design principles. It is composable by nature, enables lifecycle management and visibility, and automates interactions between networks, devices, domains, applications, and systems with large network infrastructures.

The fabric skill dashboard manages the complete lifecycle management of IP fabric networks, including:

  • Building and managing small data center fabrics and 3-stage and 5-stage IP Clos fabrics
  • Managing networks for more granular control over who has access to which resources
  • Integrating Virtual Management ecosystem platforms, such as VMware vCenter, OpenStack, and Microsoft SCVMM
  • Providing a single point of configuration for the entire fabric

Extreme Visibility solutions help organizations to monitor, secure, analyze, and monetize their physical and virtual networks at scale. With a programmable hardware network packet broker, Extreme Networks delivers a best-in-class network visibility solution built for the most demanding networks.

The Visibility skill in XCO provides a centralized management of visibility products deployed network-wide and supports the Extreme 9920 visibility platform in addition to all existing Extreme Networks Network Packet Broker products (MLXe and SLX 9240). This software application leverages cloud-native API-first design to integrate with existing operational and business support systems and features an easy-to-learn yet powerful graphical user interface that simplifies management, provisioning, and maintenance vital for continuous service delivery at scale.

With a one-time deployment of XCO, new network visibility nodes can be brought under management with minimal effort as the visibility infrastructure scales out.

XCO also enables administrators to easily share rule configurations and transfer configuration ownerships among different groups within an organization.