Understanding RBAC for Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator

Table of Contents: Introduction Quick Refresher for RBAC rules for APIC 2.a.Defining the Provider 2.b.Creating Login Domain 2.c.Defining a role 2.d.Defining a Security Domain 2.e.Tie in Tenant to Security Domain 2.f. Configure AV Pairs in Radius Server 2.g. Testing out the configuration RBAC for NDO 3.a. Create Login Domain and tie to Radius Server 3.b. … More Understanding RBAC for Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator

Cloud Network Controller (previously cAPIC) Access Policies

Table of Contents: Introduction Access Policy Details 2.a.Global Level Access Policies 2.b.Account/Tenant Level Access Policies 2.c.VPC Level Access Policies 2.d.Subnet Level Access Policies References Introduction This writeup will explain the purpose for Access Policies from cAPIC release 25.0.4. If you recall, I had written an article previously on Cloud ACI 25.0.2 AWS Brownfield Integration to … More Cloud Network Controller (previously cAPIC) Access Policies

Installing Cisco Nexus Dashboard in AWS

Table of Contents: Introduction Pre-work on AWS for ND Install 2.a.Details of Pre-Work Install ND from Marketplace Some basic housekeeping stuff Configuring and joining the cluster References Introduction This writeup with show step by step how to install Nexus Dashboard on AWS. 📙⚠️ Previously I had written an article on Deploying MSO on Cisco Application … More Installing Cisco Nexus Dashboard in AWS

AWS Direct Connect for connecting AWS/ACI Fabric to onPrem ACI Fabric

Table of Contents: Introduction Quick Introduction to AWS Direct Connect Azure and GCP equivanet for AWS Direct Connect and ACI support ACI/AWS Fabric Implementation with Direct Connect 4a. Implemenation 4b. Hosted VIF Method 4c. Second Method: associating VGW with DGW in Master Account NDO: Connecting onPrem/AWS ACI Fabric References Introduction Recently, I had the opportunity … More AWS Direct Connect for connecting AWS/ACI Fabric to onPrem ACI Fabric

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

Cloud ACI 25.0.2 AWS Brownfield Integration to Cloud ACI Fabric on AWS (with Proof Of Concept)

Table of Contents: Credits Introduction Considerations Cloud APIC relationship to Brownfield VPC Implementation Steps overview Ensure that Contract Based Routing Is Turned on ⚠️ Proof of Concept a. POC Topology     a.1. Explanation of POC Topology     a.2. Releases used in this POC b. Terraform: Spin up ACI Tenant using Terraform c. Terraform: … More Cloud ACI 25.0.2 AWS Brownfield Integration to Cloud ACI Fabric on AWS (with Proof Of Concept)

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

Cisco ACI APIC and cAPIC monitoring using Prometheus/Grafana

Changes: 1/14/2022: Replaced all occurances of APIC 5.3 to 5.2.3 From Release 5.2.3 of APIC and release 25.x of cAPIC  Promethus Node Exporter Feature is available.   This allows you to monitor statistics from Prometheus and view pre-configured dashboards from Grafana to get quick status of APICs/cAPICs. In this write up,  I will show you how … More Cisco ACI APIC and cAPIC monitoring using Prometheus/Grafana

A Guide To: Nexus Dashboard Insights Kafka Exporter to Elasticsearch/Kibana for Data Analysis & Visualization

Cisco Nexus Dashboard Insights from release 5.0.1x can use the Kafka services that runs on ND and subscribe to a topic as a publisher to that topic that has been created on a Kafka service.   You can then have a Kafka consumer subscribe to that topic and receive all the messages.  The messages that can … More A Guide To: Nexus Dashboard Insights Kafka Exporter to Elasticsearch/Kibana for Data Analysis & Visualization