Getting Started: Cisco MSO With Ansible (updated: 11/24/2020)

Added on 11/24/2020: Interesting discussion on One Time Password with Ansible that customer pointed out.  Please see bottom of post update for L3Out was added on 10/8/2020:  Please see the bottom of the post. In this post, we will show how to automate Infrastructure provisioning with the MSO Controller running on Service Engine using Ansible.   … More Getting Started: Cisco MSO With Ansible (updated: 11/24/2020)

ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – Multi-Node Service Graph with North South Firewall Scaling using vNET peering and hosting service devices in HUB vNET (overlay-2)

In a previous article for Multinode Service Graphs with Horizontal Scaling of Firewalls for East/West traffic on Azure I had described and guided you step by step on how to configure and test that scenario. I have had quite a few folks reach out to me and request that I do a similar writeup for … More ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – Multi-Node Service Graph with North South Firewall Scaling using vNET peering and hosting service devices in HUB vNET (overlay-2)

Deploying MSO on Cisco Application Service Engine ( AWS AMI Based SE)

Previously I had written an article on Deploying MSO on Cisco Application Service Engine (OVA Based SE).  That article was updated on 7/6/2020 to include the connectivity discussions and install instructions for release 3.0.2d MSO running on SE 1.1.3d. I have recently got a few requests to also do a writeup / install guide on … More Deploying MSO on Cisco Application Service Engine ( AWS AMI Based SE)

Deploying MSO on Cisco Application Service Engine (OVA based SE) — updated 11/3/2020

Updated 7/06/2020 : Please skip to the SE install section: SE Release 1.1.3d (OVA) Install Instructions: Starting with Release 2.2(3) of MSO,  Cisco Application Service Engine (CASE) can be used to host the MSO.  Previous to this release MSO could only be installed in a docker-swarm environment.  The older docker-swam based MSO is still a … More Deploying MSO on Cisco Application Service Engine (OVA based SE) — updated 11/3/2020

Understanding Roles in ACI & MSO and integrating with FreeRadius

In this blog we will talk about: Roles in ACI, how to create them and how to use them to achieve your objective.   Roles in MSOs, how to create them and how to use them to achieve your objective. We will also set up Roles in the IPN/ISN  and a N3K which we use for … More Understanding Roles in ACI & MSO and integrating with FreeRadius

Deploying a Tenant across two-sites using the Multi-Site Controller in 3 easy steps

I’d like to thank Soumitra Mukherji for his work on this post! As of this posting, January 2018, Multipod for ACI has taken off and seen a good amount of field exposure amongst Cisco ACI customers.  There have been a number of customers who were going to deploy either dual ACI Fabrics or  Stretched ACI … More Deploying a Tenant across two-sites using the Multi-Site Controller in 3 easy steps