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

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.
New credentials, new job, now what?

New credentials, new job, now what?

2014 was a great year for me. I had the privilege to be part of the “VMware NSX Ninja” program, aiming at preparing the first group of VCDX-NV. This led me to earn my second VCDX in July. I’ve also passed an early version of the VCIX-NV in the