Part 1 – Cisco ACI 5.2 and Kubernetes 1.21 CNI Integration

Table of contents Table of contents Introduction Network Diagram Lab Requirements My Kubernetes Installation Method – Ansible + kubeadm Creating a VM template Ansible Server Configuration Ansible Host Software Setup Configure Ansible Playbook ACI Fabric Pre-Requisites VMM Tenant(s), VRF and L3OUT Deploy The K8 Cluster Basic K8 Host Network Configuration Verifying you have a Successful … More Part 1 – Cisco ACI 5.2 and Kubernetes 1.21 CNI Integration

Part 3 – Monitoring Apps deployed on K8s cluster on ACI Fabric Using AppDynamics/NDI

Introduction In this article we will focus on monitoring an application running within a Kubernetes cluster. This Kubernetes cluster has been integrated with Cisco ACI CNI, however that is not a requirement for the integration or monitoring to work. If you have read the previous articles you will remember that we were previously installing each … More Part 3 – Monitoring Apps deployed on K8s cluster on ACI Fabric Using AppDynamics/NDI

Part 1 – Installing AppDynamics and Integrating with Cisco Nexus Dashboard Insights

With the release of NDI 5.0, Cisco added the ability to integrate the NDI platform with other 3rd party monitoring applications. The first integration supported was AppDynamics. With AppDynamics you can feed in your application monitoring to the NDI dashboard to provide further information to aid in monitoring and troubleshooting specific issues with the application running … More Part 1 – Installing AppDynamics and Integrating with Cisco Nexus Dashboard Insights

Cisco Nexus Dashboard Insights and Splunk Integration

Introductions In this article I will demonstrate how to quickly setup a Splunk lab environment using Docker, install the Cisco Nexus Dashboard plugins, and configure Splunk to ingest NDI API data into its GUI interface. Requirements and VM Setup 1 VM running your Linux distro of choice with the following HW: CPU – 16 vCPUs … More Cisco Nexus Dashboard Insights and Splunk Integration

Deploying Cisco Application Service Engine (SE) for ACI – Fabric Internal Mode – 1.1.2i

Day – 0 – Upgrade to the latest code   In order to get started deploying Cisco Application Service engine. I recommend that you first go to Cisco.com and download the latest version of the iso for the physical appliance. This will ensure that you have the latest version of bug fixes.    Once the … More Deploying Cisco Application Service Engine (SE) for ACI – Fabric Internal Mode – 1.1.2i

How to clear cluster configuration of Cisco Application Service Engine App

This will be a quick post on how to reset the initial configuration of Cisco Application Service Engine App cluster config. While attempting the integration for the first time I realized that I had a mistake in my initial configuration of the app, but there is no way to change it from the GUI in … More How to clear cluster configuration of Cisco Application Service Engine App