Simple Troubleshooting Steps for Cloud ACI/AWS To OnPrem ACI For End Point Reachability Issues

Table of Contents: Introduction 2 Items to check, Control Plane & Data Plane 2.a.Verifying Control Plane 2.b. Verifying Data Plane References Introduction In this writeup I will go though some very simple troubleshooting steps that you can follow if you are having issues between ACI/AWS fabric and onPrem Fabric Tenant endpoint reachability. Regardless of whether … More Simple Troubleshooting Steps for Cloud ACI/AWS To OnPrem ACI For End Point Reachability Issues

AWS Direct Connect for connecting AWS/ACI Fabric to onPrem ACI Fabric

Table of Contents: Introduction Quick Introduction to AWS Direct Connect Azure and GCP equivanet for AWS Direct Connect and ACI support ACI/AWS Fabric Implementation with Direct Connect 4a. Implemenation 4b. Hosted VIF Method 4c. Second Method: associating VGW with DGW in Master Account NDO: Connecting onPrem/AWS ACI Fabric References Introduction Recently, I had the opportunity … More AWS Direct Connect for connecting AWS/ACI Fabric to onPrem ACI Fabric

Deploying cAPIC on Azure With Terraform

Table of Contents: Introduction Getting Started 2a. Clone the git repo 2b. Modify override.tf and terraform.tfvars 2c. Run the terraform script 2d. Destroying the cAPIC Infra How to obtain attribute for variable "_artifactsLocation" References Introduction This writeup will show how to install cAPIC on Azure using Terraform. You can follow this and create your own … More Deploying cAPIC on Azure With Terraform

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

Nexus Dashboard – Certificate Install

` Table of Contents: Introduction Requirements Populating the information Getting the required information 4.a Generate Private Key 4.b Self Signed only: Generate CA Key 4.c Self Signed Only: Generate CSR for CA 4.d Self Signed Only: Create the Self CA signed rootCertificate 4.e Generate your csr (signed with your private key) 4.f Obtain your signed … More Nexus Dashboard – Certificate Install

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

Configuring Cisco ACI with Ansible AWX running in Docker

Table of Contents Table of Contents Introduction Requirements AWX Install Options AWX Install for AWS/EC2 based install with Terraform AWX VM Preperation for vSphere based install Administering AWX GUI References Introduction We are looking into an APIC integration with a security product and it requires an AWX Ansible server to push configuration changes to our … More Configuring Cisco ACI with Ansible AWX running in Docker

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)

Part 2 – Cisco ACI 5.2 and Kubernetes 1.21 CNI Feature Highlights

Table of contents Table of contents Introduction Network Diagram Visability into your Kubernetes Cluster EPG Visability of Containers and Nodes Easily Secure Kubernetes Applications and Cluster through ACI Contracts L4-L7 Load Balancing Integration Path of the packet and a Little PBR References Introduction In this article we examine our Cisco ACI integration with Kubernetes and … More Part 2 – Cisco ACI 5.2 and Kubernetes 1.21 CNI Feature Highlights