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

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

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

A Guide To: Nexus Dashboard Insights Kafka Exporter to Elasticsearch/Kibana for Data Analysis & Visualization

Cisco Nexus Dashboard Insights from release 5.0.1x can use the Kafka services that runs on ND and subscribe to a topic as a publisher to that topic that has been created on a Kafka service.   You can then have a Kafka consumer subscribe to that topic and receive all the messages.  The messages that can … More A Guide To: Nexus Dashboard Insights Kafka Exporter to Elasticsearch/Kibana for Data Analysis & Visualization

Openstack with ACI Integration – Part 4 (using Openstack Integrated ACI)

Contributors:  Soumitra Mukherji and Alec ChamberlainWith Expert Guidance from: Filip Wardzichowski If you followed Part 1 through 3, you should have a OpenStack / ACI integrated fabric ready to use. part 1: General discussion of Openstack and ACI integration part 2: showed how to do the integration using packstack part 3: showed how to do … More Openstack with ACI Integration – Part 4 (using Openstack Integrated ACI)

Openstack with ACI Integration – Part 2 ( installing with packstack)

Contributors:  Soumitra Mukherji and Alec ChamberlainWith Expert Guidance from: Filip Wardzichowski In Part 1 of this article, we discussed that I would write 4 parts for this. Part 1:  General Discussion of Openstack / ACI Integration Part 2: Guided Install for Openstack/ACI with Opensource CentOS7  or with RedHat Registered CentOS7 using packstack (works but unsupported,  … More Openstack with ACI Integration – Part 2 ( installing with packstack)