Workload Mobility with Cloud Network Controller on AWS

Table of Contents: Introduction How to implement Active/Standby VPCs Workflow Needed to accomplish Active to Standby Switchover References Introduction For Critical Applications running in AWS you would normally place your workload in multiple zones and even multiple regions. Depending on the application, you could use Application Load Balancers, Network Load Balancers or Global Accelerators to … More Workload Mobility with Cloud Network Controller on AWS

Fully Managed AWS Brownfield Integration to Cloud ACI

Table of Contents: Introduction What we will show in this writeup Demo Topology Implementation Steps 4.a.Prerequisites 4.b.Importing in the Brownfield VPC into ACI Fabric 4.c.Importing the VRF from CNC to NDO 4.d.Observe in AWS References Introduction Previously, I had written an article on how to integrate AWS Brownfield VPC into Cloud ACI Fabric. At the … More Fully Managed AWS Brownfield Integration to Cloud ACI

Understanding RBAC for Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator

Table of Contents: Introduction Quick Refresher for RBAC rules for APIC 2.a.Defining the Provider 2.b.Creating Login Domain 2.c.Defining a role 2.d.Defining a Security Domain 2.e.Tie in Tenant to Security Domain 2.f. Configure AV Pairs in Radius Server 2.g. Testing out the configuration RBAC for NDO 3.a. Create Login Domain and tie to Radius Server 3.b. … More Understanding RBAC for Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator

Cloud Network Controller (previously cAPIC) Access Policies

Table of Contents: Introduction Access Policy Details 2.a.Global Level Access Policies 2.b.Account/Tenant Level Access Policies 2.c.VPC Level Access Policies 2.d.Subnet Level Access Policies References Introduction This writeup will explain the purpose for Access Policies from cAPIC release 25.0.4. If you recall, I had written an article previously on Cloud ACI 25.0.2 AWS Brownfield Integration to … More Cloud Network Controller (previously cAPIC) Access Policies

Installing Cisco Nexus Dashboard in AWS

Table of Contents: Introduction Pre-work on AWS for ND Install 2.a.Details of Pre-Work Install ND from Marketplace Some basic housekeeping stuff Configuring and joining the cluster References Introduction This writeup with show step by step how to install Nexus Dashboard on AWS. 📙⚠️ Previously I had written an article on Deploying MSO on Cisco Application … More Installing Cisco Nexus Dashboard in AWS

Simple Troubleshooting Steps for Cloud ACI/AWS To OnPrem ACI For End Point Reachability Issues

Table of Contents: Introduction 2 Items to check, Control Plane & Data Plane 2.a.Verifying Control Plane 2.b. Verifying Data Plane References Introduction In this writeup I will go though some very simple troubleshooting steps that you can follow if you are having issues between ACI/AWS fabric and onPrem Fabric Tenant endpoint reachability. Regardless of whether … More Simple Troubleshooting Steps for Cloud ACI/AWS To OnPrem ACI For End Point Reachability Issues

AWS Direct Connect for connecting AWS/ACI Fabric to onPrem ACI Fabric

Table of Contents: Introduction Quick Introduction to AWS Direct Connect Azure and GCP equivanet for AWS Direct Connect and ACI support ACI/AWS Fabric Implementation with Direct Connect 4a. Implemenation 4b. Hosted VIF Method 4c. Second Method: associating VGW with DGW in Master Account NDO: Connecting onPrem/AWS ACI Fabric References Introduction Recently, I had the opportunity … More AWS Direct Connect for connecting AWS/ACI Fabric to onPrem ACI Fabric

Deploying cAPIC on Azure With Terraform

Table of Contents: Introduction Getting Started 2a. Clone the git repo 2b. Modify override.tf and terraform.tfvars 2c. Run the terraform script 2d. Destroying the cAPIC Infra How to obtain attribute for variable "_artifactsLocation" References Introduction This writeup will show how to install cAPIC on Azure using Terraform. You can follow this and create your own … More Deploying cAPIC on Azure With Terraform

Upgrading Cloud Routers from CSR1KV to Catalyst 8KV

Table of Contents: Introduction What happens when you upgrade to cAPIC 25.0.3 AWS: Upgrading CSRs to CCRs 3.a AWS: Subscribe to Cisco Catalyst 8000V Edge Software – BYOL 3.b AWS: Start The Upgrade 3.c AWS: Will need to change role/permissions for ApicAdmin/ApicAdminFullAccess in AWS 3.d AWS: Verify Upgrade Azure: Upgrading CSRs to CCRs 4.a Azure: … More Upgrading Cloud Routers from CSR1KV to Catalyst 8KV