Cisco Systems, Inc. is the worldwide leader in networking for the Internet. Today, networks are an essential part of business, education, government, and home communications. Cisco hardware, software, and service offerings are used to create the Internet solutions that make these networks possible, giving individuals, companies, and countries easy access to information anywhere, at any time. In addition, Cisco has pioneered the use of the Internet in its own business practice and offers consulting services based on its experience to help other organizations around the world.
Getting Started with Terraform
There are four HashiCorp Terraform Verified Providers for Cisco: ACI, MSO, Intersight, and DCNM. The HashiCorp Terraform Verified Provider for Cisco ACI: Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) provides policy-driven automation through an integrated underlay and overlay, is hypervisor agnostic, and extends policy automation to any workload. The HashiCorp Terraform Verified Provider for Cisco ACI supports all aspects of bringing up and configuring the ACI infrastructure across any workload, in any location, and in any cloud. It also helps customers optimise network compliance, network operations and maintain consistent state across the entire multi-cloud infrastructure. The HashiCorp Terraform Verified Provider for Cisco MSO: Cisco ACI Multi-Site Orchestrator (MSO) is responsible for provisioning, health monitoring, and managing the full lifecycle of Cisco ACI networking policies and tenant policies across Cisco ACI sites around the world. The HashiCorp Terraform Verified Provider for Cisco MSO is a Terraform plugin used to manage the MSO Fabric Constructs on the Cisco MSO platform. The HashiCorp Terraform Verified Provider for Cisco Intersight: Cisco Intersight is a software-as-a-service infrastructure lifecycle management platform that delivers simplified configuration, deployment, maintenance, and support. It supports Cisco Unified Computing System (Cisco UCS®) and Cisco HyperFlex™ hyperconverged infrastructure, other Cisco® Intersight-connected targets, and third-party Intersight-connected targets. The HashiCorp Terraform Verified Provider for Cisco Intersight allows organizations to develop Cisco Intersight resources as self-service infrastructure using code rather than manual provisioning. The HashiCorp Terraform Verified Provider for Cisco DCNM: Cisco Data Center Network Manager (DCNM) is the network management platform for all NX-OS-enabled deployments, spanning new fabric architectures, IP Fabric for Media, and storage networking deployments. The HashiCorp Terraform Verified Provider for Cisco DCNM is used to interact with the resources provided by Cisco DCNM. It lets practitioners use infrastructure as a code and provides a way to enforce state on the infrastructure managed by the Terraform provider. Customers can use this provider to integrate the Terraform configuration with the DevOps pipeline to manage the DCNM fabric policies in a more flexible, consistent and reliable way.