Archives for the month of: January, 2015

So far in this series, we’ve covered some basic concepts in ACI, including fabric bringup, APIC familiarisation, application profiles / EPGs / contracts as well as some of the networking concepts in ACI. At some point though, you’ll want to actually start attaching hosts and other devices to the fabric – in order to do this, you’ll need to get familiar with the concept of access policies.

Access Policies

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Welcome to part 5 of this blog series – so far I have covered the following topics:

  • Part 1 contained a very brief overview of ACI and what the series would cover.
  • In part 2, I talked through the fabric bring-up process.
  • Part 3 was all about getting familiar with the APIC controller GUI.
  • In the last blog, part 4, we took a look at some of the most important policy constructs within ACI – application profiles, EPGs, contracts and filters.

Next on the list, we’ll have a look at some networking concepts within ACI – namely private networks, bridge domains and subnets. Some of these are terms that you might not recognise, so what are they for? Read the rest of this entry »

In this post, we’ll take a closer look at some of the most important constructs within the ACI solution – application profiles, End Point Groups (EPGs), contracts and filters. Hopefully you’ve taken a look at the other parts in this series – in part 1, I gave a brief overview of ACI and what I would be covering in the series. Part 2 discussed the fabric bring-up process, with part 3 giving a short tour of the APIC. Read the rest of this entry »