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

ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – ACI 5.0.2 cAPIC Feature Listing and First Time Setup differences

In July of 2020 Cisco Released ACI 5.0.2 cAPIC with rich feature support for Azure Cloud. In this writeup I will list the new features and then guide you through the differences for the ACI 5.0.2 cAPIC setup differences for First Time Setup for Azure. In subsequent writeups I will discuss the main fetures individually … More ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – ACI 5.0.2 cAPIC Feature Listing and First Time Setup differences

ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (AWS) – A Practical Guide to using AWS Transit Gateway (TGW) with Cloud ACI

In this blog post, I will discuss with a practical approach on how to utilize AWS Transit Gateway Functionality for Cisco Cloud ACI. So, What is Transit Gateway (TGW) in AWS and why should you use it ? If you search AWS documentation on TGW, you will see the below: Next thing to keep in … More ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (AWS) – A Practical Guide to using AWS Transit Gateway (TGW) with Cloud ACI

ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – Adding in Azure Site to ACI Cloud Fabric – Step by Step

In this post,  I will show you step by step how to add in a new Azure Site to the ACI Cloud Fabric.   In a previous post we had already shown step by step on how to add a AWS site to the physical ACI Fabric.  We will continue from there and now add in … More ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – Adding in Azure Site to ACI Cloud Fabric – Step by Step

ACI/Cloud Extension Primer: Adding Trusted/Untrusted AWS Accounts and Shared/Managed/Unmanaged Identities for Azure to Cloud ACI Fabric

When adding Cloud Accounts to the Cloud ACI Fabric,  you have few choices.  Keep in mind that the physical ACI fabric is not relevant here.  It may or may not exist as part of your ACI Cloud Fabric.   In fact you do not even need a physical ACI Fabric to set up Cloud ACI.   … More ACI/Cloud Extension Primer: Adding Trusted/Untrusted AWS Accounts and Shared/Managed/Unmanaged Identities for Azure to Cloud ACI Fabric

ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (AWS) – Deploying from Scratch- Physical ACI Fabric With ACI Cloud Fabric

In this post, I will show you step by step how to integrate your ACI Physical Fabric with AWS ACI Cloud Fabric.  I would suggest first reading through the introduction section of “ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (AWS) – Cloud Tenant Only (deploying Application Load Balancer with Service Graph on AWS)“.   That will give you a … More ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (AWS) – Deploying from Scratch- Physical ACI Fabric With ACI Cloud Fabric