Category Archives: Cisco

New CLI coming for Cisco ACI/APIC

This video on youtube shows off the NX OS style CLI coming for Cisco ACI with version 1.2 code for the APIC and version 11.2 ACI switch code. The slides shown at the beginning of the video mention a release date … Continue reading

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Cisco ACI Tutorial 3 – Sing a new song for sorting server groups and policy

Sing a new song for sorting server groups and policy Cisco ACI Tutorial – Part 3 If you have been responsible for defining groups of servers and devices to which policy can be applied, you have probably used structures called Access … Continue reading

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Cisco ACI Tutorial 2 – Goodbye to VLANs. Well… not quite

I almost always avoid using the Wizard steps because Wizards are magical creatures that are particularly good at hiding information. Continue reading

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Cisco ACI Tutorial – A Configuration Guide

Cisco ACI Tutorial – A Configuration Guide Cisco ACI Tutorial – Part 1 Note: This is the first of a series of at least eight blog posts that I plan to publish over the coming weeks. Make sure you follow … Continue reading

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Cisco have a new ACI lab on dcould – here’s how to access it

If you sell/buy/use Cisco products, and you want to practice configuring them, then Cisco’s dcloud is a great resource.  And they have just added another ACI lab: Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure with shared Physical Fabric. If you already know about dcloud, … Continue reading

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Using GNS3 WorkBench labs on real equipment

This request came up the other day: I just need some guided labs that I can do at home with my equipment. So I thought about how you could use GNS3 WorkBench exercises to do just that. Here is what … Continue reading

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VPCS Tutorial-updated

Many people are not aware of how to make the best use of the features the the Virtual PC Simulators (VPCS) application, so I thought I’d run a tutorial. This is re-work of the original tutorial I wrote, updated for … Continue reading

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