Configuration to affect HealthScore with CRC errors

HealthScores are a good way to monitor faults and the general health of your ACI Fabric. But in certain cases, such as CRC errors, if the interface does not change state (up/down), no fault will be generated and consequently the HealthScore is not affected. In this article we examine what steps are necessary to ensure … More Configuration to affect HealthScore with CRC errors

Creating a backup for your APIC Cluster

One of the main advantages that ACI offers is the ability to simplify the configuration, and the ability to backup, your entire datacenter configuration. In a traditional datacenter network, backups must occur on a box-by-box basis (leading to configuration sprawl), and the process to back them up is generally managed by a combination of network … More Creating a backup for your APIC Cluster

Using the auto-provision feature to automatically upgrade new switches added to your ACI Fabric

After a brief break from the APIC, the auto-provisioning feature is available (again) inside of the APIC GUI starting with APIC version 2.3 release and later. However, if you need it (or want it) and you are running at least APIC 2.2, you can configure the feature via API (i.e., XML or JSON). Why would … More Using the auto-provision feature to automatically upgrade new switches added to your ACI Fabric

ACI: Using Postman to quickly configure interface policies

Postman can be used to push configuration to the APIC via the Restful interface quicker than what can be accomplished if we did the same configuration via the GUI. In this article, we will provide XML-based configuration snippets which will allow you to authenticate with the APIC (via Postman), and then will allow you to … More ACI: Using Postman to quickly configure interface policies