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SDNCentral DemoFriday - Demonstration of Cisco ACI Presentaion Slide Deck ********************************* Watch the full webcast at: ********************************* See Policy-Driven Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) in action! This hands-on demo shows how Cisco APIC simplifies and automates your network infrastructure. ********************************* For more details on Cisco ACI download Lippis Research Paper: Cisco Preps ACI for General Availability: What to Expect One of the biggest networking events this August is the general availability of Cisco’s ACI or Application Centric Infrastructure. Cisco has been shipping its Nexus 9000 series of switches in what is called “standalone mode,” which is an ultra-fast data center Ethernet switch, since November 2013. As part of the Nexus 9000 release that these switches can be deployed in what it calls “ACI fabric mode.” ACI fabric mode promises to reduce operational cost, increase agility and link applications to network infrastructure like never before. The manifestation of fabric mode is ACI, and it’s now entering general availability. In this Lippis Report Research Note, we take a look at ACI from a point of view of what it can do for data center architects today. There are three basic building blocks to ACI: 1) a policy model which is an organizing principle for how to group devices into container-like constructs, and describe how they connect, 2) the APIC or Application Policy Infrastructure Controller that provides a single point of management and repository for all described policies and 3) the ACI fabric which is an abstraction of all physical and virtual network devices that make up the ACI fabric.

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  • 1. Welcome to SDNCentral DemoFridayIn-depth demos of the most innovative SDN solutionsTodays demo:Cisco ACI Enables Fast IT! Centralized application-level policy engine for physical, virtual, and cloudinfrastructures! Integration with management systems such as VMware, Microsoft, and OpenStack! Robust implementation of multi-tenant security, quality of service (QoS), and highavailability! Automation of network and L4-L7 services! Designed around open standards and open APIs! Visibility, telemetry, and health scores by application and by tenantVisit: 2014 SDNCentral. All Rights Reserved.August 15, 2014

2. Welcome to SDNCentral DemoFridayIn-depth demos of the most innovative SDN solutionsRelevant Industries Who should Attend? Key Take Always! Internet DC/MSDC! Service Providers! Cloud Customers! Enterprise/Commercial 2014 SDNCentral. All Rights Reserved.! Application agility! Automation of networkand L4L7 services! Application healthscores! Integration withHypervisor ManagersSTORAGE SECURITYCOMPUTE NETWORKAugust 15, 2014ApplicationPolicyAPPLICATION CLOUD 3. Demonstration of Cisco ACISDNCentral DemoFridayBradley WongPrincipal Engineer, INSBUAugust, 2014 4. Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) OverviewOutside(L2 or L3)ACI FabricWeb App DBFilterServiceScale-Out Penalty Free OverlayQoSFilterFilterServiceAPICApplication PolicyInfrastructureController 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 7 5. Application AwarenessApplication-Level VisibilityActions:No new hosts or VMsEvacuate hypervisorsRe-balance clustersPetStore EventPetStore Dev! Leaf 1 and 2! Spine 1 3! Atomic countersTriggered Eventsor QueriesPetStore Prod! Leaf 2 and 3! Spine 1 2! Atomic countersPetStore QA! Leaf 3 and 4! Spine 2 3! Atomic countersAPICVXLANPer-Hop VisibilityPhysical andVirtual as OneACI Fabric provides the next generationof analytic capabilitiesPer application, tenants, andinfrastructure:! Health scores! Latency! Atomic counters! Resource consumptionIntegrate with workload placement ormigration 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 8 6. ACI Layer 4 - 7 Service IntegrationCentralized, Automated, and Supports Existing Model! Elastic service insertion architecture forphysical and virtual services! Helps enable administrative separationbetween application tier policy and servicedefinition! APIC as central point of network controlwith policy coordination! Automation of service bring-up / tear-downthrough programmable interface! Supports existing operational model whenintegrated with existing services! Service enforcement guaranteed,regardless of endpoint locationWeb TierAWebWebServerServerApp TierBAppWebServerServerPolicy RedirectionChainSecurity 5ApplicationAdminServiceAdminServiceGraphbeginServicSecurity 5 Chain Defined!..Stage 1 Stage NendProvidersinst!instFirewallinst!instLoad Balancer!!..Service Profile 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 9 7. Multi-Hypervisor-Ready FabricHypervisor IntegrationAPIC! Integrated gateway for VLAN,VxLAN, NVGRE networks fromvirtual to physical! Normalization for NVGRE, VXLAN,and VLAN networks! Customer not restricted by a choiceof hypervisor! Fabric is ready for multi-hypervisorNetworkAdminApplicationAdminVLANPHYSICALSERVERVLANVXLANACI FabricVLANNVGREVLANVXLANESX Hyper-V KVMAPICHypervisorManagement 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 10 8. Open Ecosystem FrameworkFull-Featured, Programmable API and Data ModelNorthbound API! Rapid integration with existingmanagement frameworks! OpenStack! Tenant- and application-awareObject-OrientedCentralized AutomationRESTful XML / JSONSystemManagementHypervisorManagementOpen EcosystemFrameworkAutomationToolsOrchestrationFrameworksComprehensiveProgrammability andSystem AccessSouthbound API! Published data model - OpFlex! Open source Dev. Package & OVS! Enables application portability 2013-2014 Cisco and/or its affiliates. All rights reserved. Cisco Confidential 11 9. Questions & 2014 SDNCentral. All Rights Reserved. August 15, 2014 10. Upcoming SDNCentral DemoFridaysVisit to view upcoming DemoFridays! 2014 SDNCentral. All Rights Reserved.August 15, 2014 11. Please Visit:www.sdncentral.comThe Independent Community for SDN & NFV 2014 SDNCentral. All Rights Reserved. August 15, 2014