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)

Openstack with ACI Integration – Part 2 ( installing with packstack)

Contributors:  Soumitra Mukherji and Alec ChamberlainWith Expert Guidance from: Filip Wardzichowski In Part 1 of this article, we discussed that I would write 4 parts for this. Part 1:  General Discussion of Openstack / ACI Integration Part 2: Guided Install for Openstack/ACI with Opensource CentOS7  or with RedHat Registered CentOS7 using packstack (works but unsupported,  … More Openstack with ACI Integration – Part 2 ( installing with packstack)

Openstack with ACI Integration – Part 3 (installing using Red Hat Director)

Contributors:  Soumitra Mukherji and Alec ChamberlainWith Expert Guidance from: Filip Wardzichowski In Part 1 of this article, we discussed that I would write 4 parts for this. Part 1:  General Discussion of Openstack / ACI Integration Part 2: Guided Install for Openstack/ACI with Opensource CentOS7  or with RedHat Registered CentOS7 using packstack (works but unsupported,  … More Openstack with ACI Integration – Part 3 (installing using Red Hat Director)

Openstack with ACI Integration – Part 1 (General Discussions of Openstack with ACI)

Contributors:  Soumitra Mukherji and Alec ChamberlainWith Expert Guidance from: Filip Wardzichowski If you have been using ACI as your data center fabric and you are like most enterprise customers, you probably have ACI integrated VMM domain and are reaping the benefits of that.  ACI also integrates seamlessly with Openstack creating a Openstack VMM domain.  For … More Openstack with ACI Integration – Part 1 (General Discussions of Openstack with ACI)

Cloud ACI 5.2: AWS Enhancements in TGW with TGW Connect Attachments

Cloud ACI 5.2 for AWS can now use TGW Connect Attachment to enhance the previous ACI/AWS integration.  You can read more about what we had pre cAPIC 5.2 by using only TGW VPC attachment at a previous writeup. Before we start discussing and showing how TGW Connect Attachment benefits this integration, let’s quickly discuss what … More Cloud ACI 5.2: AWS Enhancements in TGW with TGW Connect Attachments

Cloud ACI 5.2: ACI/Azure Tenant vNET Peering across Azure Acitive Directories

From Cloud APIC 5.2 you can configure Tenant vNET peerings across Azure Active Directories. This will be very useful for B2B connectivity. Prior to this tenant vNET peerings for Azure using cAPIC was only possible across subscriptions in the same Azure Active Directory. To Follow along this Proof Of Concept Lab in your own Azure … More Cloud ACI 5.2: ACI/Azure Tenant vNET Peering across Azure Acitive Directories

Cloud ACI 5.2: Azure Brownfield Integration with ACI Fabric

If you already have resources deployed in Azure, you can now connect your brownfield vNETS to the Azure cAPIC vNETs using vNET Peering.  This means your connectivity from ACI Fabric vNETS to the brownfield vNETS can go over Azure’s backbone directly.  Security Policies can be attached for this connectivity based on requirements. You can follow … More Cloud ACI 5.2: Azure Brownfield Integration with ACI Fabric

Cloud ACI 5.2: Interconnecting ACI Fabrics Over Cloud Provider’s Backbone at High Speed for both AWS and Azure

If you have 2 or more Cloud Fabrics in the same Cloud Provider you can now (from cAPIC 5.2) use the Cloud Providers backbone for interconnecting these Data Centers (DCI). Prior to this you needed to build IPSec tunnels over the Internet between the sites to achieve this. This gives you the benefit of high … More Cloud ACI 5.2: Interconnecting ACI Fabrics Over Cloud Provider’s Backbone at High Speed for both AWS and Azure

Cloud ACI 5.2: A compelling case for Cisco ACI Hybrid/Multicloud Data Centers

With the Covid pandemic, many enterprises have come to the realization that having a huge infrastructure for your Data Center on-Premise may not be the most cost effective.  A Hybrid Cloud Data Center (onPrem + cloud), or MultiCloud ( multiple Interconnected DC Fabrics in one or more cloud provider) Data Center may make more sense.  … More Cloud ACI 5.2: A compelling case for Cisco ACI Hybrid/Multicloud Data Centers