Arista, Automation, Software Defined

AAA: Automation, Ansible, Arista – 101 basic, from Network Engineer to NetOps Engineer

Paradigm shift in IT… The landscape on how we view Networking is changing.  These days, and days/months/years to follow, automation seems to be a key aspect on how Network Infrastructure should be ran. When we look closer – it’s now the responsibility of the workload (i.e. application) to dictate how the ‘fabric’ should be laid out across our Data Centers.…

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Automation, Software Defined

The Answer is ANSIBLE… Sort of…

  For a few months now I’ve been dabbling into automation – more specifically automation of the Infrastructure Fabric [remember I want to dissuade the usage of ‘Networking’].  I began this journey for several reasons: I want to make Fabric tasks simpler I want to expand my skillset I want to understand the DevOps way of doing things There is…

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HPE, In the News, Software Defined

HPE Composable Fabric

  Current Landscape As technology change rapidly within the Industry – Companies and Organizations are trying to balance between CAPEX & OPEX; it’s probably safer to say – looking to lower CAPEX &OPEX. Which, in turn, lowers their TCO [total cost of ownership]. As this becomes, if not already, a common theme – Enterprises are entertaining the idea of a…

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Nokia/Nuage, Software Defined

Deploying a Nuage VCS [ Virtual Cloud Services] Enterprise

OK – In this Blog posting (and video) –  we’ll go ahead and deploy a Nuage VCS Enterprise based on the software components we’ve installed in the previous two (2) blog postings: [ Nuage VCS (Virtual Cloud Services) Build Part One; VSD [Virtual Services Directory] and Nuage VCS (Virtual Cloud Services) Build Part Two – VSC [Virtual Services Controller] & VRS…

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Nokia/Nuage, Software Defined

Install Nuage Metadata Plugin for vCenter; Web Client

As part of the VCIN deployment in my previous blog; Nuage VCS (Virtual Cloud Services) Build Part One – VSD [Virtual Services Directory], we can extend VMs from the ESXi hypervisor and instantiate them in our Nuage SDN Overlay via the Nuage Metadata Plugin for VMWare vCenter. VMware extends the information associated with entities by using metadata (tags). Nuage can…

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Nokia/Nuage, Software Defined

Nuage VCS (Virtual Cloud Services) Build Part Two – VSC [Virtual Services Controller] & VRS [Virtual Route Switch]

Ok – Now that the VSD is build in Part One; Nuage VCS (Virtual Cloud Services) Build Part One – VSD [Virtual Services Directory], and we’re able to get to the Dashboard…Let’s go ahead and build the VSCs followed by the VRS. DISCLAIMER: The material presented in this blog is for educational and training purposes only.  Neither the author(s) nor Ahaliblogger© …

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Nokia/Nuage, Software Defined

Nuage VCS (Virtual Cloud Services) Build Part One – VSD [Virtual Services Directory]

In Part One of this blog titled:  Nuage VCS (Virtual Cloud Services) Build Part One; VSD [Virtual Services Directory] – I’ll show you how to setup the Virtual Services Directory [VSD]. In subsequent blogs, I‘ll show you how to setup the Virtual Services Directory [VSC] and Virtual Route Switching [VRS]. For an overview of Nuage VCS (also HPE-DCN) you can…

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Software Defined

Nuage Virtual Cloud Services: The Agontics SDN Platform

Nuage Networks was an internal start-up of Alcatel-Lucent in 2013. Nuage developed a software overlay for automating and orchestrating hybrid clouds. Since then Alcatel-Lucent was purchased by Nokia and continued down the SDN overlay path with Nuage Virtual Cloud Services – VCS. Virtualized Cloud Services (VCS) is the datacenter and cloud networking framework of Nuage Networks Virtualized Services Platform (VSP). The…

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