CPOC Series: L2 and L3 Migration into ACI

Migration into ACI is always a hot-topic! In this video, we’ll take you through several must-see ACI migration scenarios where we do the following: Migrate a VM’s portgroup from a standard vSwitch portgroup to a an ACI DVS-managed portgroup. We’ll move the layer-3 gateway from the traditional network into ACI (and back to traditional, and … More CPOC Series: L2 and L3 Migration into ACI

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

In this writeup I will show you how to configure a Multi-Node Service Graph in Azure using Cloud ACI.  We will insert multiple Service devices in-between the communication path of different workloads.   In addition one of the great values of this that you will immediately notice is the horizontal scaling of Firewalls.  Firewall Clustering is … More ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – Multi-Node Service Graph with Horizontal Firewall Scaling using vNET peering and hosting service devices in HUB vNET (overlay-2)

ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – Simple Service Graph with Azure Network Load Balancer & vNET Peering

This is a continuation of the previous article of Deploying Simple Service Graph with Azure ALB with vNET Peering.   To get the full understanding of this, please first follow through the Azure vNET Peering article and the   Simple Service Graph with Azure ALB with vNET Peering.  In this exercise, we will take where we previously … More ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – Simple Service Graph with Azure Network Load Balancer & vNET Peering

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)

ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – Simple Service Graph with Azure Application Gateway & vNET Peering

Release 5.0.2e of cAPIC, has extensive support for integrating load balancer / firewall services with your workloads in Azure Cloud.  Once you understand the basic rules of deploying these services you will be able to integrate these services efficiently to suit your requirements.   Below is a list of service integration features that are available in … More ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – Simple Service Graph with Azure Application Gateway & vNET Peering

ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – A Practical Guide to using Azure vNET Peering with Cloud ACI

In this blog post, I will discuss with a practical approach on how to utilize Azure Cloud’s vNET Peering feature which is now supported with Cisco Cloud ACI from release from cAPIC release 5.0.2e So, What is vNET Peering in Azure and why should you use it ? From Microsoft Azure Blogs, I found a … More ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – A Practical Guide to using Azure vNET Peering with Cloud ACI

ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – ACI 5.0.2 cAPIC Feature Listing and First Time Setup differences

In July of 2020 Cisco Released ACI 5.0.2 cAPIC with rich feature support for Azure Cloud. In this writeup I will list the new features and then guide you through the differences for the ACI 5.0.2 cAPIC setup differences for First Time Setup for Azure. In subsequent writeups I will discuss the main fetures individually … More ACI/Cloud Extension Usage Primer (Azure) – ACI 5.0.2 cAPIC Feature Listing and First Time Setup differences