Cisco cAPIC / Native Azure API Management for serverless Architecture integration

In this post, I will show how to Integrate Cisco Cloud ACI Fabric with Native Azure APIM. From cAPIC release 5.1.2 Native Azure Services are supported for cAPIC integration. Previous to this release EPGs were identified by label matching only (ip /region/custom label). For that reason, Native Azure Service support was not possible. This meant … More Cisco cAPIC / Native Azure API Management for serverless Architecture integration

Cisco cAPIC / Azure Kubernetes Service Integration with Azure File Share Services for Apps

In this post, I will cover a full Azure Kubernetes Service Integration Practical deployment with File Share Services for Apps.   We will cover the following topics: Cisco cAPIC/Azure AKS integration (step by step) Creating File share to be used the K8s apps (we’ll spin up a simple nginx deployment with 2 replicas and load the … More Cisco cAPIC / Azure Kubernetes Service Integration with Azure File Share Services for Apps

How to apply a cert to the ASE version of MSO?

I was recently asked this question by a customer and I’m documenting how to do this for the benefit of everyone.  Before proceeding let’s gather all the items that we will need to make this happen. Update 10/23/2020:   For MSO (on SE) certs the last action is to activate the key-ring.   Unfortunately, that part will … More How to apply a cert to the ASE version of MSO?

Getting Started: Cisco MSO With Ansible (updated: 11/24/2020)

Added on 11/24/2020: Interesting discussion on One Time Password with Ansible that customer pointed out.  Please see bottom of post update for L3Out was added on 10/8/2020:  Please see the bottom of the post. In this post, we will show how to automate Infrastructure provisioning with the MSO Controller running on Service Engine using Ansible.   … More Getting Started: Cisco MSO With Ansible (updated: 11/24/2020)

ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – Multi-Node Service Graph with North South Firewall Scaling using vNET peering and hosting service devices in HUB vNET (overlay-2)

In a previous article for Multinode Service Graphs with Horizontal Scaling of Firewalls for East/West traffic on Azure I had described and guided you step by step on how to configure and test that scenario. I have had quite a few folks reach out to me and request that I do a similar writeup for … More ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – Multi-Node Service Graph with North South Firewall Scaling using vNET peering and hosting service devices in HUB vNET (overlay-2)

ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – Multi-Node Service Graph with Horizontal Firewall Scaling using vNET peering and hosting service devices in HUB vNET (overlay-2)

In this writeup I will show you how to configure a Multi-Node Service Graph in Azure using Cloud ACI.  We will insert multiple Service devices in-between the communication path of different workloads.   In addition one of the great values of this that you will immediately notice is the horizontal scaling of Firewalls.  Firewall Clustering is … More ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – Multi-Node Service Graph with Horizontal Firewall Scaling using vNET peering and hosting service devices in HUB vNET (overlay-2)

ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – Simple Service Graph with Azure Network Load Balancer & vNET Peering

This is a continuation of the previous article of Deploying Simple Service Graph with Azure ALB with vNET Peering.   To get the full understanding of this, please first follow through the Azure vNET Peering article and the   Simple Service Graph with Azure ALB with vNET Peering.  In this exercise, we will take where we previously … More ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – Simple Service Graph with Azure Network Load Balancer & vNET Peering

Deploying MSO on Cisco Application Service Engine ( AWS AMI Based SE)

Previously I had written an article on Deploying MSO on Cisco Application Service Engine (OVA Based SE).  That article was updated on 7/6/2020 to include the connectivity discussions and install instructions for release 3.0.2d MSO running on SE 1.1.3d. I have recently got a few requests to also do a writeup / install guide on … More Deploying MSO on Cisco Application Service Engine ( AWS AMI Based SE)

ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – Simple Service Graph with Azure Application Gateway & vNET Peering

Release 5.0.2e of cAPIC, has extensive support for integrating load balancer / firewall services with your workloads in Azure Cloud.  Once you understand the basic rules of deploying these services you will be able to integrate these services efficiently to suit your requirements.   Below is a list of service integration features that are available in … More ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – Simple Service Graph with Azure Application Gateway & vNET Peering

ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – A Practical Guide to using Azure vNET Peering with Cloud ACI

In this blog post, I will discuss with a practical approach on how to utilize Azure Cloud’s vNET Peering feature which is now supported with Cisco Cloud ACI from release from cAPIC release 5.0.2e So, What is vNET Peering in Azure and why should you use it ? From Microsoft Azure Blogs, I found a … More ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – A Practical Guide to using Azure vNET Peering with Cloud ACI