Configuring LDAP Authentication with Cisco APIC Controller

Local user databases are great, until you have a few dozen of them. Your lab environment probably has a few users (such as yourself), and some of you might even be sharing the “admin” account, at least until Kyle breaks the fabric again and doesn’t tell anyone and all you see is an audit trail … More Configuring LDAP Authentication with Cisco APIC Controller

LDAP Schemas: RFC2307 vs RFC2307bis

RFC2307 was written in 1998 to define a schema for representing NIS information (such as Unix account attributes such as UID, home directory, etc) in an LDAP-based directory. A later draft called RFC2307bis was introduced and adopted by some major Unix vendors, but never left draft stage. Microsoft’s Active Directory adopted RFC2307 attributes for Unix … More LDAP Schemas: RFC2307 vs RFC2307bis

APIC Upgrade Tool

Upgrading your ACI Fabric is one of the main selling points for ACI. However, making the decision of where to upgrade to can be a tricky proposition. Which version can I upgrade from and to? What about downgrades? The code selection process can get even more complex if you have dependencies such as AVE (ACI … More APIC Upgrade Tool

ACI: Configuring Out-of-Band (OOB) access for your Fabric

Configuring Out-of-Band connectivity to your ACI Fabric devices is a critical component to successfully maintaining and operating your datacenter. When it comes to configuring OOB connectivity to your devices (Leafs, Spines, and APIC Controllers), you’ll have need to do two things to get things going: All devices will need static OOB addresses (APIC Controllers, Leafs, … More ACI: Configuring Out-of-Band (OOB) access for your Fabric

Changing the default port for HTTP(s) access to the APIC GUI

  Prerequisites Make sure and have the appropriate Contracts configured for OOB to permit the access to the desired port. If you do not have this in place, the traffic destined to the new port will be killed by the contracts. While not a prerequisite, Since HTTPs access via the GUI is generally the “front … More Changing the default port for HTTP(s) access to the APIC GUI