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PowerShell Friday: Using the Cisco ACI API

One of the great things of all network virtualization solutions, is that they can be automated using some form of API that they publish. Cisco ACI is no different and offers a RESTful API which you can consume to do stuff on the network. Well, it’s a ‘sort-of’ RESTful API, as they only seem to use GET and POST functions, no DELETE, PUT, etc. Instead to delete an object, you do a POST with the status ‘deleted’. Anyway, details.

PowerTool

Cisco has a PowerShell implementation for multiple products, for example UCS and ACI. They call their module PowerTool and is … Read more

Removing VMware Data Security after vShield to NSX upgrade

An existing vShield environment can be upgraded to a full NSX environment, as described in my VCIX post “Upgrade VMware NSX Components”. All vShield components can be upgraded, except for one; vShield Data Security.

The documentation states: NSX Data Security does not support a direct upgrade. You must uninstall the current Data Security software before upgrading to NSX Manager. After NSX Manager is upgraded, you can install NSX Data Security version 6.0. If you upgraded to NSX Manager without uninstalling Data Security, you must do so using a REST call.

A few days ago, someone came to me with … Read more

VCIX-NV Objective 7.1 – Administer and Execute calls using the NSX vSphere API

This post is part of my VMware VCIX-NV Study Guide and goes into the possibilities and some specifics of the NSX API.

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NSX API
The NSX Platform management is an open door. Through the NSX API you can deploy and configure all the different components. The API is used by third party vendors to deliver … Read more

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