Cisco Validated Designs for Cloud -Part 2- Cloud Service Assurance and Intelligent Automation

October 30, 2012 - 0 Comments

Welcome back to this series of blogs on Cisco Validated Designs (CVD)  for Cloud – In my first blog, I talked with Tom Nallen on the concept and benefits of CVD for Cloud – The second interview was with Laszlo Bojtos on a new CVD for Cloud : Cloud Service Assurance – Today we will explore one specific but critical aspect of this work, which is  the integration of Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud and Zenoss Cloud Service assurance.

So obviously  orchestration systems can make better decisions with performance KPIs, and can also be used to provide precise and immediate monitoring for newly created or changed tenant services. For advanced workflow integration, all Zenoss Cloud Service Assurance (CSA)  function and data is available using the documented JSON interface.

As mentioned , this CVD also features the integration of Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud and Zenoss CSA as an example of how Zenoss’ API can be used with Cisco’s cloud management software. It shows IA for Cloud provisioning VMs while sending information about the tenant and VM to Zenoss to enable the creation of a dependency map.

Zenoss CSA is designed to make it easy to integrate Cisco Cloud infrastructure and cloud management software, Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud, into an existing data center. Zenoss CSA will be integrated with client’s MoM system and configured for automated event forwarding.

To know more about Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud, you may want to read the blogs from Wayne Greene (Director Product Management- Intelligent Automation Solutions), and Rodrigo Flores ( Cloud Enterprise Architect -Intelligent Automation Solutions) and follow @CiscoIA.

As a starting point, check  the opportunity presented by the “Starter Edition ” announced last April.
Announcing the new Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud – Starter Edition by Jason Schroedl 
My First Cloud : Cisco Intelligent Automation for Cloud- Started Edition by Rodrigo Flores

I hope you find these information useful -Let me know if you like these blogs on Cisco Validated Designs.

If so – Stay tuned – I’ll come back very soon with other examples of CVD for Cloud.


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