Imported ACI Tenant data and Address Manager Configurations - Adaptive Applications - BlueCat Gateway - 23.1

BlueCat Cisco ACI Adaptive Plugin Guide

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Cisco ACI creates a number of Configurations in BlueCat Address Manager (BAM) to hold the infrastructure information that it imports. The number of Configurations depends on what you entered in the Configuration field when performing an import operation.

Tip: If you re-run the Cisco ACI workflow with the same settings, Cisco ACI will reuse the same Configurations where appropriate.

After importing the Cisco ACI infrastructure, the workflow creates tags for each imported ACI Tenant with the same name as the tenant. This tag is linked to the tenant's Configuration, plus all of the IP Blocks, IP Networks, and Devices that were created based on that tenant's infrastructure.

Cisco ACI places these tags in a new BAM Tag Group called "Cisco ACI Tenants". To view the BAM objects that were created for a specific tenant, in Address Manager, go to Groups > Tag Groups > "Cisco ACI Tenants" tag group > Tags > "<Name of Tenant>".

Importing information into a single, specific BAM Configuration

If you specify a Configuration when importing tenant information, the Cisco ACI workflow stores all discovered components from all tenants in the same, single Configuration in Address Manager.

The Cisco ACI workflow also creates a UDF (user-defined field) named CISCO TENANT to each BAM object, visible in the Details page of the BAM object (in the General section). This UDF contains the name of the ACI tenant. You can use this UDF to determine the ACI tenant to which a BAM object belongs.

Importing information into multiple BAM Configurations

If you do not specify a Configuration when importing tenant information (that is, if the Configuration field is blank), the Cisco ACI workflow stores object details in multiple Configurations, one for each ACI tenant. The name of each Configuration has the following format:

Cisco ACI: [<ACI tenant name>/<ACI application profile name>/<ACI bridge domain name>]

Within these Configurations, the Configuration Group is set to the Cisco ACI tenant's name.