Upgrading Cloud Routers from CSR1KV to Catalyst 8KV

Table of Contents: Introduction What happens when you upgrade to cAPIC 25.0.3 AWS: Upgrading CSRs to CCRs 3.a AWS: Subscribe to Cisco Catalyst 8000V Edge Software – BYOL 3.b AWS: Start The Upgrade 3.c AWS: Will need to change role/permissions for ApicAdmin/ApicAdminFullAccess in AWS 3.d AWS: Verify Upgrade Azure: Upgrading CSRs to CCRs 4.a Azure: … More Upgrading Cloud Routers from CSR1KV to Catalyst 8KV

Connecting ACI/AWS Cloud Fabric to External DC/Branch Site via TGW

Table of Contents: Introduction Solution Requirements Basic Concept Implementation Steps overview Ensure that Contract Based Routing Is Turned on ⚠️ Proof of Concept a. Releases used in this POC b. Terraform: Initial Tenant & External Infrastructure + ec2 spinups c. spin up csr for physical infrastructure d. initial config of csr on physical infrastructure e. … More Connecting ACI/AWS Cloud Fabric to External DC/Branch Site via TGW

Cloud ACI 25.0.2 AWS Brownfield Integration to Cloud ACI Fabric on AWS (with Proof Of Concept)

Table of Contents: Credits Introduction Considerations Cloud APIC relationship to Brownfield VPC Implementation Steps overview Ensure that Contract Based Routing Is Turned on ⚠️ Proof of Concept a. POC Topology     a.1. Explanation of POC Topology     a.2. Releases used in this POC b. Terraform: Spin up ACI Tenant using Terraform c. Terraform: … More Cloud ACI 25.0.2 AWS Brownfield Integration to Cloud ACI Fabric on AWS (with Proof Of Concept)

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 … 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

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

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