Containers in Cisco IOS-XE, IOS-XR, and NX-OS Orchestration and Operation

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2020-07-31
  • Publisher: Cisco Press

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By containerizing applications and network services, you can achieve unprecedented levels of network agility and efficiency. Cisco IOS-XE, IOS-XR, and NX-OS Architecture have been augmented with compute virtualization capabilities to accommodate both native and third-party container hosting, empowering organizations to containerize and instantiate any application or network service. Direct from Cisco, Containers in Cisco IOS-XE, IOS-XR, and NX-OS: Orchestration and Operation is the complete guide to deploying and operating “containerized” application and network services in Cisco platforms.

The authors begin by reviewing the virtualization and containerization concepts network professionals need to know, and introducing today’s leading orchestration tools. Next, they take a deep dive into container networking, introducing Cisco architectural support for container infrastructures. You’ll find modular coverage of characteristics, configuration, and operations for each key Cisco software platform: IOS-XE, IOS-XR, and NX-OS. A full chapter on developer tools and resources shows how to build container images with Docker, and introduces Cisco’s toolkits, APIs, NX-SDK or Open Access Containers (OAC), telemetry, Nexus Data Broker, management tools, Puppet, Chef, Ansible, and more. The authors conclude with multiple use cases, showing how users in diverse markets can drive value with containers.

Author Biography

Nagendra Kumar Nainar (CCIE No. 20987) is a Senior Technical Leader with Cisco’s Customer Experience (CX) organization (formerly TAC), focusing on Routing Protocols and associated technologies. He has co-invented 100+ patent applications for technologies including virtualization and containers, and co-authored six Internet RFCs, as well as various Internet drafts and IEEE papers. 

Yogesh Ramdoss (CCIE No. 16183) is a Senior Technical Leader with Cisco Customer Experience (CX) organization (formerly TAC, focusing on Enterprise and Datacenter Switching and associated technologies. He co-authored Network Analysis with Wireshark 2 Cookbook with Nagendra Kumar Nainar, serves as guest lecturer in North Carolina State University, and speaks regularly at Cisco Live.

Table of Contents

Part I: Virtualization and Containers
1. Introduction to Virtualization
2. Virtualization and Cisco
3. Container Orchestration and Management
4. Container Networking Concepts

Part II: Container Deployment and Operation in Cisco Products
5. Container Orchestration in Cisco IOS-XE Platforms
6. Container Orchestration in Cisco IOS-XR Platforms
7. Container Orchestration in Cisco NX-OS Platforms
8. Developer Tools and Resources
9. Container Deployment Use Cases

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