Using Serial-over-Lan (SOL) on the CIMC to access the APIC (instead of KVM console)

The CIMC is Cisco’s answer to lights-out management for UCS servers, including the UCS servers that house the APICs. For troubleshooting the APIC, most engineers assume you must have direct console (i.e., physical access) or use the Java (or later HTTP)-based KVM Console to get true OOB access to your APIC, however, this is not … More Using Serial-over-Lan (SOL) on the CIMC to access the APIC (instead of KVM console)

The ACI Journey

When fully configured and integrated with your business processes, ACI can deliver a fantastic number of features, from automation to granular security and the list goes on… Commentary – So many times, I’ve seen ACI customers who have been “sold a bill of goods” that promises all the wonderful benefits, but due to lack of … More The ACI Journey