Introduction to SPAN with Cisco ACI

Introduction to SPAN with Cisco ACI

With ACI, there are 3 types of SPAN, which defines what type of traffic can be monitored and depends on the type of port you want to include. Fabric: Use this type of session when you want to monitor traffic that's being sent from leaf to spine. Access: Use this
"Hello World" automation with Cisco ACI, let's get vPC running

"Hello World" automation with Cisco ACI, let's get vPC running

First things first, when you want to start with ACI automation, you first need to login to APIC and get your authentication token. This token is then used in subsequent requests as your identifier when performing REST calls. The URI to post your credentials to is: http(s)://<apic&
Cisco ACI Automation Deep Dive - Part 1

Cisco ACI Automation Deep Dive - Part 1

SDN as the Foundation for Infrastructure Automation One of the key SDN promises is to provide better agility when it comes to responding to network changes demand. In other words, the network should reflect those changes as soon as possible, independently from the topology. Whether a new security rule is
Be aware of FUD...NSX over ACI explained

Be aware of FUD...NSX over ACI explained

There are moments where I'm very proud to work with best of breed technologies, at the bleeding edge of the industry. The reason is that I do enjoy solving business problems with innovations, and finding the right use-case for the right feature or solution. It is true that most of

Simple inter-tenant communication rules with Cisco ACI

In Cisco ACI, there is the notion of tenant. It’s the top logical construct that is housing all underneath tenant components: private networks, bridge domains, subnets and EPG’s. Tenants are by default unable to communicate with each other without involving the external network. This premise is also true

VCDX-NV and the Missing Bit

As probably many of you already know, I’ve been part of the early NSX Ninjas program, leading to the obtention of both VCDX-NV and VCIX-NV. This was a great experience, however I wanted to take the opportunity to give my opinion about what I think is currently wrong with
Managing XML with Python

Managing XML with Python

When I was sorting out how to deal with XML responses thrown by SDN controllers, whether it be with Cisco APIC or NSX Manager, I made some research around how to easily achieve that with Python libraries. I found out that lxml was the quickest way to work with XML.