Recently I had the pleasure to work with the fine folks at the Cisco Proof of Concept labs in Research Triangle Park, NC. Because of the unique times we live in, this normally onsite event was constrained to a virtual event, where we set on WebEx meetings throughout the week and ran through various test … More CPOC Series: Exploring ACI
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
Now that we have VMM integration completed, we’re going to take advantage of the Layer-2 connectivity between our ACI Pods, and vMotion a VM from a host in Pod1 to a host in Pod2.
Are you ready to explore MultiPod? With this video, we’re going to dive into MultiPod architecture, the design considerations, configuration for the IPN, and more!
This is a basic question that has come up with different customers a few times and I thought I would write a small blurb to explain this. Question: We would like to use the same vCenter for VMM integration for our 2 or more ACI MultiSite Sites but we keep getting told to go to … More A basic question about VMM domains, Multipod and Multisite
Questions: Q1: In a MultiPod Scenario, I have 2 L3 Outs with OSPF for the same Tenant/VRF. Why does a packet going to an external prefix always prefer the locally connected L3 Out from a POD ? Q2: How Can I influence particular prefixes to go through the L3Out of another POD ? Answer … More Common BGP Multipod Queston that comes up from Customer
Originally I was going to create a detailed configuration guide for Multi-Pod, however, after checking out the the Cisco ACI MultiPod Configuration Whitepaper on CCO I realized I would be duplicating efforts at best. The configuration whitepaper on CCO contains detailed configuration examples for the IPN and screenshots from the APIC. If you are … More ACI Multi-Pod Caveats and Considerations
I’d like to thank Soumitra Mukherji for his work on this post! When configuring MultiPod, a frequently asked question that often comes up is how to configure QOS between the ACI Fabric and the IPN network, to ensure that critical ACI fabric traffic is not dropped. With this article, we will go through configuration examples of … More ACI Multi-Pod QOS