Cisco Cloud ACI Generic External Connectivity

Table of Contents: Credits Introduction Solution Requirements Basic Concept Implementation Steps overview Proof of Concept a. Initial Tenant & External Infrastructure bringup b. spin up csr for physical infrastructure c. initial config of csr on physical infrastructure d. changing ec2s for password authentication e. Workflow For Configuring from NDO … e.1. Create ext VRF on … More Cisco Cloud ACI Generic External Connectivity

Terraform with Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator for building Hybrid Cloud and end to end services

Table of contents Introduction What We Will Demo in this Article A Brief Introduction to Terraform Characteristics of Terraform Important Pointers of Terraform Terraform Providers Terraform HCL code structure What Order are Resources built Terraform Backends Provisioners Executing The HCL Code Types of IAC Tools Terraform Commands Items to Remember for Terraform Security Considerations when … More Terraform with Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator for building Hybrid Cloud and end to end services

Ansible Automation for Nexus Dashboard/Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator

I am writing this article to make you aware of Ansible usage with Cisco Nexus Dashboard/Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator.  I will write one for Terraform with NDO soon. Previously, I had written an article  Getting Started: Cisco MSO with Ansible which is still valid for the most part. However, a few things changed from then to … More Ansible Automation for Nexus Dashboard/Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator

Cisco Nexus Dashboard Demo – Unlock new value from your hybrid cloud network

In this recording, you can see the capabilities Nexus Dashboard / Orchestrator / Insights. This has a real time live demo showing off some of the main features and will get you familiar with it’s capabilities. The demo gives a brief overview of Nexus Dashboard and apps that runs on it.  It shows how to … More Cisco Nexus Dashboard Demo – Unlock new value from your hybrid cloud network

Cisco ACI APIC and cAPIC monitoring using Prometheus/Grafana

Changes: 1/14/2022: Replaced all occurances of APIC 5.3 to 5.2.3 From Release 5.2.3 of APIC and release 25.x of cAPIC  Promethus Node Exporter Feature is available.   This allows you to monitor statistics from Prometheus and view pre-configured dashboards from Grafana to get quick status of APICs/cAPICs. In this write up,  I will show you how … More Cisco ACI APIC and cAPIC monitoring using Prometheus/Grafana

A Guide To: Nexus Dashboard Insights Kafka Exporter to Elasticsearch/Kibana for Data Analysis & Visualization

Cisco Nexus Dashboard Insights from release 5.0.1x can use the Kafka services that runs on ND and subscribe to a topic as a publisher to that topic that has been created on a Kafka service.   You can then have a Kafka consumer subscribe to that topic and receive all the messages.  The messages that can … More A Guide To: Nexus Dashboard Insights Kafka Exporter to Elasticsearch/Kibana for Data Analysis & Visualization

Nexus Dashboard 2.1 – New Features – Federated Clusters

Nexus Dashboard 2.1 has incorporated a lot of New Features/Improvements.  In this write-up, I will primarily discuss the Federated Nexus Dashboard configuration, why use it and also discuss some of other underlying improvements/changes.  I will also show how to send API calls to Nexus Dashboard Federated Clusters to get Federation Related Information. Installing ND is … More Nexus Dashboard 2.1 – New Features – Federated Clusters

Openstack with ACI Integration – Part 4 (using Openstack Integrated ACI)

Contributors:  Soumitra Mukherji and Alec ChamberlainWith Expert Guidance from: Filip Wardzichowski If you followed Part 1 through 3, you should have a OpenStack / ACI integrated fabric ready to use. part 1: General discussion of Openstack and ACI integration part 2: showed how to do the integration using packstack part 3: showed how to do … More Openstack with ACI Integration – Part 4 (using Openstack Integrated ACI)