Cisco ACI for Splunk

This app uses collects data from Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) events, health scores and inventory data to deliver centralized visibility.

Executive Summary

This app uses Cisco’s open API framework to collect APIC events, health scores and inventory data to deliver centralized, real-time visibility for applications and ACI infrastructures.

  • Data Analytics
  • Engineering Services
  • Network Consulting
  • Professional Services
  • Software Development
Technology and Platform
  • Splunk

About Client

Cisco Systems, Inc. is an American multinational technology conglomerate headquartered in San Jose, California, in the center of Silicon Valley. Cisco develops, manufactures and sells networking hardware, telecommunications equipment and other high-technology services and products.

Business Challenge

Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure reduces TCO, automates IT tasks, & accelerates Data Center application deployments. It accomplishes this using a business-relevant software defined networking (SDN) policy model across networks, servers, storage, security, and services. APIC Controller manages storage, compute and network for all applications in your Data Center. Therefore, it becomes extremely complex for administrator to get continuous visibility into the infrastructure and monitor important KPIs on a regular basis.

Client Solution

Splunk App for ACI provides a single point of management for all the customer’s data and lets the administrator track and escalate issues easily across different roles in the organization. This app provides dashboard visibility based on various roles in the ACI deployment. The app consists of an add-on as well as variety of dashboards and reporting interfaces. The add-on collects data from APIC controller via the Splunk universal forwarder. Once this data is collected in Splunk, the add-on provides the parsing configuration and the app provides the reporting interface.
Following dashboards provided in the app help the administrator track important aspects of the infrastructure easily:
Enterprise and Cloud clients across the globe.
▪ Authentication Dashboard
▪ Helpdesk Dashboard
▪ Fabric Inventory Dashboard
▪ Tenant Dashboard

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