In versions of Turbonomic 5.7 or later, support for Cisco ACI has been added. Turbonomic uses TCAM (Ternary Content-Addressable Memory) table utilization to make network-aware VM placement decisions under top-of-rack APIC (Application Policy Infrastructure Controller) switches in such a way that limit TCAM table size growth. To monitor a network using Cisco APIC, add it as a Turbonomic target. Turbonomic will discover the TCAM utilization of the underlying infrastructure.
To add ACI, navigate to the admin tab then select target configuration from the left. Select the Network and then Cisco APIC option on the Target Configuration page and provide the following information:
Address: The IP address of the Cisco APIC.
Username/Password: The credentials of an account Turbonomic can use to connect to the Cisco APIC.
Actions The commodity that represents TCAM utilization assists in driving actions in the market, in conjunction with other factors such as resource usage, etc.
***Prerequisites: A service account Turbonomic can use to connect to Cisco APIC. Unlike most other targets, this account can be read-only as Turbonomic does not make action recommendations directly through the Cisco APIC.