Cisco UCS Director and Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure
Cisco UCS Director is a unified infrastructure management solution that provides management from a single interface for compute, network, storage, and virtualization layers. Cisco UCS Director uses a workflow orchestration engine with workflow tasks that support the compute, network, storage, and virtualization layers. Cisco UCS Director supports multitenancy, which enables policy-based and shared use of the infrastructure.
Cisco UCS Director also supports the ability to define contracts between different container tiers, enabling you to apply rules between tiers.
Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) allows application requirements to define the network. This architecture simplifies, optimizes, and accelerates the entire application deployment cycle.
The combination of Cisco UCS Director and Cisco ACI enables automatic provisioning and delivery of an application-centric infrastructure.
To use ACI 1.1(1*), ensure that TLSv1 is enabled in Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC). In APIC, choose Fabric > Fabric Resources > Pod Polices > Communication > Default and enable TLSv1.