#CiscoChampion Radio is a podcast series by technologists for technologists. In this episode, Cisco Champions Mat Jovanovic and Luc Robalo discuss Cisco ACI with John Weston & Juan Lage.

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Cisco Champion Hosts

  • Mat Jovanovic (@matjovanovic), Cisco Champion member, European SDDC Chief Technologist
  • Luc Robalo (@lucrobalo), Cisco Champion member, Senior Network Engineer

Cisco Guest

  • John Weston, Technical Marketing Engineer, Data Center Business Unit
  • Juan Lage (@juanlage), Technical Marketing Engineer, Data Center Business Unit


  • Brett Shore (@brettshore), Cisco Champion Program Management

Podcast Discussion Topics

  • Brief history of ACI
  • Deploying and scaling ACI
  • MultiPod, MultiSite and MultiCloud
  • Overview of NAE
  • White listing model
  • Compatibility matrix for various hypervisors
  • Brownfield vs greenfield
  • Programming the fabric
  • VMware and other 3rd-party integrations
  • VXLAN/VLAN encapsulation

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Cisco Champions are an elite group of technical experts who are passionate about IT and enjoy sharing their knowledge, expertise, and thoughts across the social web and with Cisco. The program has been running for over five years and has earned two industry awards as an industry best practice. Learn more about the program at http://cs.co/ciscochampion.



Andi Fisher

No Longer with Cisco