dev to prod: A network programmability demo with ACI

One of the main benefits of ACI is the flexibility it offers. In particular, how easy it is to take configuration we have already completed, copy it, and re-use it for something else! For this demo, we’ll take configuration from Tenant dev, and copy the entire policy configuration to make a new Tenant called Tenant … More dev to prod: A network programmability demo with ACI

STP and ACI: Intermittent packet loss due to TCNs

One issue that can arise when we connect ACI and Legacy STP environments is intermittent packet loss to ACI endpoints due to Spanning-tree TCNs. TCNs will trigger ACI to flush endpoints in the EPG on which the TCN was received. ACI does re-learn the endpoints based on normal data-plane learning, but if the TCNs are … More STP and ACI: Intermittent packet loss due to TCNs

Using MCP (MisCabling Protocol) for ACI

MisCabling Protocol (or MCP) detects loops from external sources (i.e., misbehaving servers, external networking equipment running STP) and will err-disable the interface on which ACI receives its own packet. Enabling this feature is a best practice and it should be enabled globally and on all interfaces, regardless of the end device. MCP limits the blast … More Using MCP (MisCabling Protocol) for ACI