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

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

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

Part 1 – Cisco ACI 5.2 and Kubernetes 1.21 CNI Integration

Table of contents Table of contents Introduction Network Diagram Lab Requirements My Kubernetes Installation Method – Ansible + kubeadm Creating a VM template Ansible Server Configuration Ansible Host Software Setup Configure Ansible Playbook ACI Fabric Pre-Requisites VMM Tenant(s), VRF and L3OUT Deploy The K8 Cluster Basic K8 Host Network Configuration Verifying you have a Successful … More Part 1 – Cisco ACI 5.2 and Kubernetes 1.21 CNI Integration

Ansible Automation for Nexus Dashboard/Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator

I am writing this article to make you aware of Ansible usage with Cisco Nexus Dashboard/Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator.  I will write one for Terraform with NDO soon. Previously, I had written an article  Getting Started: Cisco MSO with Ansible which is still valid for the most part. However, a few things changed from then to … More Ansible Automation for Nexus Dashboard/Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator

Subscribing Nexus Dashboard Insights Kafka Producer to a Kafka topic and streaming events to a Kafka Consumer

Applications frequently need to talk to other applications.  As an example Application A gathers some data and Application B needs to do some custom processing with the output of data from Application A.  When Applications that are split in functionality need to exchange data between each other, there are generally 2 kinds of ways to … More Subscribing Nexus Dashboard Insights Kafka Producer to a Kafka topic and streaming events to a Kafka Consumer