Part 1 – Cisco ACI 5.2 and Kubernetes 1.21 CNI Integration

Table of contents Table of contents Introduction Network Diagram Lab Requirements My Kubernetes Installation Method – Ansible + kubeadm Creating a VM template Ansible Server Configuration Ansible Host Software Setup Configure Ansible Playbook ACI Fabric Pre-Requisites VMM Tenant(s), VRF and L3OUT Deploy The K8 Cluster Basic K8 Host Network Configuration Verifying you have a Successful … More Part 1 – Cisco ACI 5.2 and Kubernetes 1.21 CNI Integration

Terraform with Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator for building Hybrid Cloud and end to end services

Table of contents Introduction What We Will Demo in this Article A Brief Introduction to Terraform Characteristics of Terraform Important Pointers of Terraform Terraform Providers Terraform HCL code structure What Order are Resources built Terraform Backends Provisioners Executing The HCL Code Types of IAC Tools Terraform Commands Items to Remember for Terraform Security Considerations when … More Terraform with Cisco Nexus Dashboard Orchestrator for building Hybrid Cloud and end to end services

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

Part 3 – Monitoring Apps deployed on K8s cluster on ACI Fabric Using AppDynamics/NDI

Introduction In this article we will focus on monitoring an application running within a Kubernetes cluster. This Kubernetes cluster has been integrated with Cisco ACI CNI, however that is not a requirement for the integration or monitoring to work. If you have read the previous articles you will remember that we were previously installing each … More Part 3 – Monitoring Apps deployed on K8s cluster on ACI Fabric Using AppDynamics/NDI

Part 1 – Installing AppDynamics and Integrating with Cisco Nexus Dashboard Insights

With the release of NDI 5.0, Cisco added the ability to integrate the NDI platform with other 3rd party monitoring applications. The first integration supported was AppDynamics. With AppDynamics you can feed in your application monitoring to the NDI dashboard to provide further information to aid in monitoring and troubleshooting specific issues with the application running … More Part 1 – Installing AppDynamics and Integrating with Cisco Nexus Dashboard Insights

Cisco Nexus Dashboard Demo – Unlock new value from your hybrid cloud network

In this recording, you can see the capabilities Nexus Dashboard / Orchestrator / Insights. This has a real time live demo showing off some of the main features and will get you familiar with it’s capabilities. The demo gives a brief overview of Nexus Dashboard and apps that runs on it.  It shows how to … More Cisco Nexus Dashboard Demo – Unlock new value from your hybrid cloud network

Cisco Nexus Dashboard Insights and Splunk Integration

Introductions In this article I will demonstrate how to quickly setup a Splunk lab environment using Docker, install the Cisco Nexus Dashboard plugins, and configure Splunk to ingest NDI API data into its GUI interface. Requirements and VM Setup 1 VM running your Linux distro of choice with the following HW: CPU – 16 vCPUs … More Cisco Nexus Dashboard Insights and Splunk Integration