Tutorial: How to install ACI integration with OpenStack


One of the main features that I’ve always been impressed with ACI is its capabilities to integrate with popular virtualization domains- VMWare, OpenStack, Microsoft SCVMM, Kubernetes, etc. There have been quite a lot of resources covering ACI integration with VMWare in great details. You can find the lab guide in any Cisco DC specialization courses such as DCVAI / DCAC9K, and many other sources you can google for yourself. However, there are not as many for OpenStack. This tutorial is based on Cisco’s official installation guide, adapted to a newer OpenStack release (Queens) on Ubuntu 18.04 Bionic. I hope it will be helpful for those who are seeking a quick and easy way to setup an OpenStack environment with ACI integration. In the future posts, I may write about some key benefits, features, and mechanisms of this ACI-OpenStack integration.

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Plan for 2020: NextGen network engineer skills

New year marks a fresh start. At the start of the year, we often take time to reflect on the previous year and plan the goal for the coming months. In this blog post, I would do the same by having a quick look back at 2019 and sketch a plan of my technical skills developement for the rest of 2020.

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