CPOC Series: ACI Service Chaining using Policy Based Redirect (PBR) for east-to-west traffic through an ASA FW

In this video we explore using Policy Based Redirects to identify either a subset or ALL traffic between EPGs and forcing that traffic to an external device, in our case, an ASA FW. In our case, our ACI Fabric is the L3GW for all traffic. With the PBR feature, we are going to use an … More CPOC Series: ACI Service Chaining using Policy Based Redirect (PBR) for east-to-west traffic through an ASA FW

CPOC Series: Achieving Segmentation in ACI by Attaching multiple EPGs to one Bridge Domain

In this video we explore the design practices of attaching multiple EPGs to a BD. There are several use-cases for this, including but not limited to: Application-centric design Not having to re-address servers that you want to split up (i.e., separating web servers from app servers from db servers in the same subnet) Compliance (i.e., … More CPOC Series: Achieving Segmentation in ACI by Attaching multiple EPGs to one Bridge Domain

CPOC Series: Using the Host-based routing feature in ACI to optimize ingress routing for MultiPod

What do you think of when you hear active/active as a requirement for datacenter connectivity? If its not the first thing on your mind, it’s in the top-5, and I’m talking about the need to influence ingress routing (i.e., keeping traffic local to where you endpoints reside). Whenever we have an active/active routing design, routes … More CPOC Series: Using the Host-based routing feature in ACI to optimize ingress routing for MultiPod

ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – Multi-Node Service Graph with Horizontal Firewall Scaling using vNET peering and hosting service devices in HUB vNET (overlay-2)

In this writeup I will show you how to configure a Multi-Node Service Graph in Azure using Cloud ACI.  We will insert multiple Service devices in-between the communication path of different workloads.   In addition one of the great values of this that you will immediately notice is the horizontal scaling of Firewalls.  Firewall Clustering is … More ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – Multi-Node Service Graph with Horizontal Firewall Scaling using vNET peering and hosting service devices in HUB vNET (overlay-2)

ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – Simple Service Graph with Azure Network Load Balancer & vNET Peering

This is a continuation of the previous article of Deploying Simple Service Graph with Azure ALB with vNET Peering.   To get the full understanding of this, please first follow through the Azure vNET Peering article and the   Simple Service Graph with Azure ALB with vNET Peering.  In this exercise, we will take where we previously … More ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – Simple Service Graph with Azure Network Load Balancer & vNET Peering

ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – Simple Service Graph with Azure Application Gateway & vNET Peering

Release 5.0.2e of cAPIC, has extensive support for integrating load balancer / firewall services with your workloads in Azure Cloud.  Once you understand the basic rules of deploying these services you will be able to integrate these services efficiently to suit your requirements.   Below is a list of service integration features that are available in … More ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – Simple Service Graph with Azure Application Gateway & vNET Peering

ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – A Practical Guide to using Azure vNET Peering with Cloud ACI

In this blog post, I will discuss with a practical approach on how to utilize Azure Cloud’s vNET Peering feature which is now supported with Cisco Cloud ACI from release from cAPIC release 5.0.2e So, What is vNET Peering in Azure and why should you use it ? From Microsoft Azure Blogs, I found a … More ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – A Practical Guide to using Azure vNET Peering with Cloud ACI

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