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

Deploying MSO on Cisco Application Service Engine (OVA based SE) — updated 1/12/2021

Updated 7/06/2020 : Please skip to the SE install section: SE Release 1.1.3d (OVA) Install Instructions: Update 1/21/2021:  Current and recommended release of SE is 1.1.3e. Starting with Release 2.2(3) of MSO,  Cisco Application Service Engine (CASE) can be used to host the MSO.  Previous to this release MSO could only be installed in a … More Deploying MSO on Cisco Application Service Engine (OVA based SE) — updated 1/12/2021

ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (AWS)-Shared Services Across Hybrid Cloud

Shared services such as DNS, Active Directory (AD), or other authentication services deployed in a tenant in an on-premises ACI site can be securely consumed by endpoints in other tenants spread across other Cisco ACI and AWS sites. This enabled services to connect from on-premises to the cloud site while each site has it’s own … More ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (AWS)-Shared Services Across Hybrid Cloud

ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (AWS) — When to use Shared Template and When to use Site Only Template

If you followed the previous 2 articles on ACI/AWS Usage configurations, (  stretched Tenant/EPG use case and  AWS use case only  ) you will notice that we used Shared Templates at times and Site Only Templates at other times.   In my opinion, it’s best to make a logical diagram before starting to configure using MSO.   … More ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (AWS) — When to use Shared Template and When to use Site Only Template

ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (AWS) – Stretched Tenant / EPG between OnPrem ACI Fabric and Cloud Native ACI Fabric with Shared L3Out

In this Blog Post I will show how to use MSO to configure a ACI stretched Tenant between onPrem ACI Fabric and Cloud Native ACI Fabric with Shared L3 Out. Please go through the post on “ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (AWS) – Cloud Tenant Only (deploying Application Load Balancer with Service Graph on AWS)” first.   … More ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (AWS) – Stretched Tenant / EPG between OnPrem ACI Fabric and Cloud Native ACI Fabric with Shared L3Out

ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (AWS) – Cloud Tenant Only (deploying Application Load Balancer with Service Graph on AWS)

In this Blog post I will show how to use MSO to configure a ACI Tenant on AWS cloud.   In a upcoming post I will discuss how to extend your Data Center Fabric  from physical Fabric to the AWS Cloud ACI Fabric.  Once you know how to create Tenants on the Cloud side extending to … More ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (AWS) – Cloud Tenant Only (deploying Application Load Balancer with Service Graph on AWS)