Local user databases are great, until you have a few dozen of them. Your lab environment probably has a few users (such as yourself), and some of you might even be sharing the “admin” account, at least until Kyle breaks the fabric again and doesn’t tell anyone and all you see is an audit trail … More Configuring LDAP Authentication with Cisco APIC Controller
For network guys configuring LDAP Authentication on the Cisco APIC Controller, it can be useful to query an LDAP server when configuring or troubleshooting LDAP Authentication. This page shows how ldapsearch(1) can be used to query a directory for information. Basic Terms LDAP – Lightweight Directory Access Protocol. LDAP Schema – organization of information stored … More An ldapsearch(1) Quick-Reference for ACI Admins
RFC2307 was written in 1998 to define a schema for representing NIS information (such as Unix account attributes such as UID, home directory, etc) in an LDAP-based directory. A later draft called RFC2307bis was introduced and adopted by some major Unix vendors, but never left draft stage. Microsoft’s Active Directory adopted RFC2307 attributes for Unix … More LDAP Schemas: RFC2307 vs RFC2307bis
We covered authenticating against the Cisco ACI APIC controller using cURL a while back… and that’s pretty useful when you need to integrate with some quick-and-dirty shell scripts. However, many people like Python for systems programming these days as it provides more advanced data structures and a wealth of libraries to enhance your code. We’re … More APIC Authentication with Python
You’ve probably read through our ACI Best Practices Configuration post. If you haven’t , please do so now. Go ahead, I’ll wait. (Are you done clicking those buttons in the GUI yet? Take your time. I won’t leave you, but I may nip out for a quick coffee while I wait). All done? Welcome back! If you’re … More ACI Best Practices Configurations for Curling
When you’re using curl to interact with the APIC API, or even if you’re using a toolkit/library to create applications, you may want to know which APIC API methods and objects are available for a given task. Yeah, yeah. RTFM. You know what’s up. You’ve already done that. You’ve read the Cisco APIC REST API … More Getting Cozy with the APIC API
If you’ve spent any time with the ACI interface, you’ve probably realized that herding a mouse around a browser is fine for small/one-time operations, but does not scale when you have a large quantity of repetitive operations. Maybe you started using Postman to run API queries, but you want to build a succession of queries and roll … More Getting Started With Curl
Now that 4.0 is released, it’s time to start planning your upgrade! So get out your pencils and slide rules, and start blocking off your calendar for maintenance windows for the next three months… Just kidding! With ACI, upgrading is simply one of those casual tasks you do between coffee breaks or network outages. And … More Upgrading ACI Fabric: The 4.0 Way.