Tag Archives: ACI

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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Cisco ACI Per Port VLAN feature

The customer had already tried configuring the ports, but kept getting a “Configuration
failed for … due to Encap Already Used in Another EPG” error, so I looked to use the Per Port VLAN feature to rescue them. Continue reading

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Cisco ACI Tutorial 4 – The Access Policy Chain – a new “interface range” command

The Access Policy Chain – a 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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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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