Author Archives: RedNectar Chris Welsh

About RedNectar Chris Welsh

Professional IT Instructor. All things TCP/IP, Cisco or VoIP

Guest Post! WTF Are all those Checkboxes? (ACI L3 Outs) – Part 2 of ???

Originally posted on Come Route With Me!:
My friend and colleague Mr. Jason Banker recently ran into some good times with the mysteries of the ACI L3 Out Checkbox Madness! He Slack’d me and told me he’d found some clowns…

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Non overlapping VTEP IP addresses in Cisco ACI

Cisco recommends that “The TEP IP address pool should not overlap with existing IP address pools that may be in use by the servers (in particular, by virtualized servers).”
Let me tell you a reason much closer to reality why you might want to avoid overlapping your Cisco ACI TEP addresses with your locally configured addressing scheme. Continue reading

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Cisco ACI Naming Standards

Have you ever wondered what a L3 Out object is, when there no facility to create an object called L3 Out? I managed to solve this and many other ambiguities by developing and adopting a consistent naming standard. Continue reading

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Script to create Linked Clones on ESXi

After creating my set of linked clones, the total additional space required for 10 linked clones was less than 11GB, yet each clone was a fully functioning copy of the original 40GB parent. Total space saved, approximately 390GB! Continue reading

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A funny thing happened in the ACI lab today…

I had a Tenant with a statically configured bare metal hosts attached to interface 1/16 on both leaf 101 and leaf 102, but came up with a “invalid-path;invalid-vlan” error on the faults page for the EPG that was being configured … Continue reading

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Configuring In-Band Management for the APIC on Cisco ACI (Part #3-via a L3Out)

Note: This is the third and last in a series of articles – the following is a variation of the first and second in the series. Much of the story is identical – but with a few added extras to configure the L3 out rather … Continue reading

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Configuring In-Band Management for the APIC on Cisco ACI (Part #2-via a L2Out)

Note: This is the second in a series of articles – the following is a variation of the first in the series.  In fact, the whole story is almost identical – it is just that this one uses a L2 out … Continue reading

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