ACI 101 – Policy Overview

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Welcome back to another blog in the ACI 101 series. In the video below I’ll be giving an overview on the policy side of Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure. Mainly we’ll be concentrating on the Application Profile. The Application Profile, in the context of ACI, refers to how we deploy applications on our network as well …

ACI 101 – Logical Network Constructs

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Here we are again, with another #ACIMonday! This week I’ll be giving an overview on some of the basic constructs in ACI. These aren’t necessarily new concepts if you’re familiar with networking and data centers or private/public clouds already. We’ll be talking about tenants, VRFs, and bridge domains. A tenant is basically a logical separation …

Introduction to Docker

Everywhere you go these days you hear about containers, and Docker, and Kubernetes, and microservices, and so on and so on. In this article I’m going to attempt to do a little introduction to Docker, which is a company that introduced some containerized services as well as services that go along with containers. I plan …

Cisco ACI – Application Virtual Switch

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This article takes a closer look at the Cisco Application Virtual Switch. Introduction In my last article I talked about VMM integration with VMware vSphere and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure. I only covered using the traditional vSphere Distributed Switch, but there is another option: the Cisco AVS (Application Virtual Switch). For those familiar with the …