Cisco ACI Support in Avi Vantage

Overview

Avi Vantage supports deploying within Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). Avi Vantage’s Controller-led architecture de-couples the control plane and the data plane. This architecture makes it possible for the Controller to automate the L4-L7 services, whereas ACI provides L2-L3 network connectivity and policy enforcement for the Service Engines.

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Avi Vantage deployment within Cisco ACI offers the following advantages:

  • Load balancer (Service Engine) monitoring and application server health.
  • Clear isolation of user roles between the network administrator and load balancer administrator.
  • Real-time application analytics.
  • Application protection from L4-L7 attacks.
  • Load balancer auto scaling based on real-time performance metrics (CPU, memory, bandwidth, connections, latency)

The following table provides a comprehensive list of links to documentation for Cisco ACI integration with Avi Vantage:

Design References
Complete Design Guide Avi Vantage Design Considerations with Cisco ACI
VMware write access cloud Cisco ACI Network Policy Mode on Write Access VMware Cloud
VMware read/no access cloud Cisco ACI Network Policy Mode on Read/No Access VMware Cloud
VMware write access cloud as BGP L3 Out Cisco ACI Network Policy Mode on VMware Write Access Cloud as BGP L3 Out
Deployment References
Deployment Guide Cisco ACI with Avi Vantage Deployment Guide
Solution References
Installation Guides Installing Avi Vantage for Cisco ACI
Troubleshooting Guide Troubleshooting Avi Vantage Integration with Cisco ACI