Cisco ACI & F5 BigIP Demo – Facilitate & Automate L4-L7 Services in Cisco ACI Environments Using F5 BIG-IP & BIG-IQ
Modern data centers are changing, and their growing complexity can create problems for end users and networks administrators alike. More than ever, the need exists to define how network services can be coordinated to offer a concise serving offering to users.
In a special SDxCentral DemoFriday featuring F5 Networks and Cisco, attendees learn how to facilitate and automate the L4-L7 service insertion for Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) environments alongside F5’s F5 BIG-IP and BIG-IQ management platforms.
During the Cisco ACI & F5 BigIP Demo, presenters show how in the Cisco-APIC-to-BIG-IQ integration model, Cisco APIC uses the intelligence of F5 BIG-IQ to expose iApps in ACI environments.When this happens, the presentation demonstrates how users can configure their apps with just a few application-centric parameters that are then translated into a full set of L4–L7 configurations on F5 BIG-IP instances. Administrators can modify and customize the parameters that are exposed to users, promising accurate and consistent deployments.
Other areas the F5 and Cisco DemoFriday touch on include:
- Design and deployment options
- Troubleshooting in Cisco ACI environments
- Network monitoring with joint F5 and Cisco solutions
- Important customer use cases illustrating the success of the F5/Cisco partnership
If you were unable to join the live presentation of the Cisco ACI & F5 BigIP demo, below you’ll find links to helpful resources, including the full event recording and presentation slides: