ThinkAgile Network Orchestrator for NutanixPlanning / Implementation
What's new May 23
Last week, Lenovo announced new server options: processors, memory, network adapters, NVMe SSDs, flash storage adapters, and more. Read the Lenovo Press article that explains what was announced with pointers to the new and updated Lenovo Press documents.
Lenovo ThinkAgile Network Orchestrator for Nutanix is a feature of Lenovo RackSwitch CNOS (Cloud Network OS) network switch firmware that provides the ability for the infrastructure or server administrator to modify the network as needed to support typical tasks such as the creation starting, and shutdown of new machines, as well as manipulation of guest virtual machines on VLANs. These tasks are performed through the Nutanix PRISM dashboard, with the switches configured to detect the changes and act upon them.
The purpose of this software is to enable the infrastructure or server administrator to see a single pane of glass and perform his or her tasks without needing to know details of network switch management. The switches learn of changes in the environment from PRISM and dynamically modify their configurations as needed.
This paper covers the functionality and configuration of ThinkAgile Network Orchestrator. The paper assumes some level of familiarity with CNOS as well as with Nutanix and its PRISM management console.
Table of Contents
ThinkAgile Network Orchestrator: What it does
ThinkAgile Network Orchestrator: Switch Configuration
Layer 2 and Layer 3 upstream connectivity
Appendix: Complete G8272 switch configuration
Changes in the May 26 update:
- At present, only the Acropolis hypervisor is supported; VMware and Microsoft Hyper-V are not currently supported.