Cisco UCS Director unifies and automates end-to-end IT converged infrastructure management processes by abstracting the complexity of individual devices, hypervisors, and virtual machines.
The Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (Cisco APIC) is the unifying point of automation and management for the Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) fabric. The Cisco APIC provides centralized access to all fabric information, optimizes the application lifecycle for scale and performance, and supports flexible application provisioning across physical and virtual resources.
This demonstration uses UCS Director to automate the deployment of a 3-Tier Application environment into ACI, UCS, VMware and creates an ASA L4-L7 Device with Service Graph.
APIC configuration backed up and restored for saved sessions
Upgraded UCSD to 126.96.36.199
Use UCS Director to Create an APIC Tenant
Use UCS Director to Add an ASA to an Existing Tenant
Use UCS Director to Build a Virtual 3 Tier Application
Use UCS Director to Build a Virtual/Physical 3 Tier Application
Use UCS Director to Build a Virtual 3 Tier Application with ASA Service Graph
Use UCS Director to Build a Virtual/Physical 3 Tier Application with ASA Service Graph
Rollback of a UCS Director-Provisioned Configuration
The Demo Guide also includes an overview of the configured systems, for advanced users who do not need to walk through the step-by-step scenarios.
None for this release.
Cisco APIC Simulator 1.0(3f)
Cisco UCS Director 188.8.131.52
Cisco UCS Manager 2.2(3a)
Windows 8 workstation
2 x VMware ESXi 5.5 hosts
VMware vCenter Server 5.5
Cisco ASAv (9.3)
Cisco NetScaler 1000V (10.5)
3 Tier App templates
Virtual 3 Tier Application
This workflow creates all the APIC objects including EPG, Contracts, Application Profiles, etc for the three tiers (Web, App and DB) of an application. It then creates the VMs and associates them with the APIC-generated Port Profiles.
Virtual/Physical 3 Tier Application
This workflow creates the Tenant, EPG, Contracts etc in APIC and clones the VMs needed in the new application (Web and App tiers), then joins the VMs to the newly created port profiles in VC. It also creates the UCS Service Profile for the DB tier in USCM and attaches the VLAN selected in APIC EPG to the new SPs.
Virtual 3 Tier Application with ASA Service Graph
This workflow creates all the APIC objects including EPG, Contracts, and Application Profile for the three tiers (Web, App and DB) of an application. It then creates the VMs and associates them with the APIC-generated port profiles. Upon completion of the VMs, it creates and attaches an ASA service graph, pushing the configuration to the ASA and attaching the newly-created Port Profiles to the ASAv VM.
Virtual/Physical 3 Tier Application with ASA Service Graph
This workflow creates the Tenant, EPG, Contracts, etc in APIC and then clones the VMs needed in the new Application (Web and App tiers), then joins the VMs to the newly created Port Profiles in VC. It also creates the UCS Service Profile for the DB tier in USCM and attaches the VLAN selected in the APIC EPG to the new SPs. Finally, it creates and attaches an ASA service graph, pushing that configuration to the ASA and attaching the newly created Port Profiles to the ASAv VM.
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