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Get Started

There are multiple options to get started with using nmaas, depending on the requirements and desired use-case.

nmaas Demo Instance

The fastest way to get access to nmaas for evaluation and testing purposes is to use the managed nmaas Playground instance. Users can register a new account and either deploy their own demo applications or reuse some of the existing applications monitoring dummy network devices. Please note that this instance is only for evaluation purposes and data can be reset at any time.

Managed Instances

If your are part of an organization affiliated with your national NREN (National Research and Education Network), then you can get access to the managed nmaas instances hosted at for the vNOC use-case or at for the Virtual Lab use-case. Please use the contact forms on the respective instances to request access. Should the access request be approved, a dedicated domain will be set up on the appropriate instance.

Self-Hosting nmaas

As open-source software, nmaas can be installed in any existing or new Kubernetes cluster either in the cloud or on-premise. Depending on the requirements, nmaas can be deployed in a single node environment for testing purposes or in a production, multi-node, Kubernetes cluster.

Evaluating nmaas Using a Single-Node Local Cluster

Interested users can test nmaas locally in a VM by deploying a single-node MicroK8s or K3s Kubernetes cluster. A detailed step-by-step guide for deploying a single node Kubernetes cluster, as well as deploying nmaas and its dependencies is available on the Local Development Environment page.

Deploying nmaas on a Multi-Node Production Kubernetes Cluster

nmaas can be installed in any existing Kubernetes cluster by using its Helm chart. More information about the installation process, requirements, and configuration options is available in the dedicated Installation Guide.

Requesting Help

The nmaas team can be reached using on of the contact methods in case assistance with an nmaas deployment is required.