CloudCenter offers three fundamental deployment models pertaining to an ACI-enabled cloud: Existing EPG, New EPG and Bridge Domain Template. This series of articles will describe the different models and explain the resultant artifacts on the fabric.
CloudCenter and Cisco ACI are application-centric platforms which as a result take a top down approach when it comes to application delivery. Because CloudCenter is tightly and natively integrated with the APIC, not only are the requirements of the application satisfied during the design phase, the network and security requirements are similarly satisfied during the execution phase. When an application is deployed by CloudCenter into an ACI fabric, the conventional APIC objects and policies are dynamically created and applied to the respective virtual machines.
Items to note:
The environment used for this documentation is a dCloud reserved lab, so the APIC is a simulated version of the platform.
The CloudCenter version referenced for this document is v4.7.3, which includes many enhancements to the ACI integration.
Primary Guiding Assumptions
CC Application Profile
CC Deployment Submission