Category Archives: Data Center

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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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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Configuring In-Band Management for the APIC on Cisco ACI (Part #1-via an EPG)

And anyone unlucky enough to try and decipher Cisco’s official documentation for configuring In-Band management on the Cisco APIC or watch their pathetic video are probably feeling frustrated to the point of giving up.

Let me ease your frustration and take you through a journey showing you how to configure In-Band management in ACI. Continue reading

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Cisco ACI Tutorial 4 – All about Access Policies – the new “interface range” command

All about Access Policies – the new “interface range” command Cisco ACI Tutorial – Part 4 Since you no longer have to configure ports on individual switches, but rather configure multiple ports on multiple switches from a central controller, some … Continue reading

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