Spectrum 9.2.3 (H10) introduces enhanced certification for 4 Cisco ACE devices

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Last Modified Date : 14/02/2018
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In 9.2.3 (H10) Spectrum introduces enhanced certification for 4 Cisco ACE devices, including the Cisco ACE 10K9, Cisco ACE 20K9, Cisco ACE 30K9 and theCisco ACE 4710K9 with the CiscoACE model type.


Cisco ACE Overview:

These devices support virtual entities called contexts. Each context behaves like an independent ACE appliance with its own policies, interfaces, domains, server farms, real servers, and administrators.

  • Each and every contexts has its own management IP so that it can be monitored via SNMP.

  • Each individual context may or may not have a redundant context in another Cisco ACE device.

  • Each Cisco ACE will have an Admin Context and n number of User Contexts.

  • Admin Context: The admin context is the super user that has the right to configure all the contexts directly.

  • User Context: These contexts are specific and can configure only themselves.

Spectrum has been enhanced to support 4 Cisco ACE devices including the Cisco ACE 10K9, Cisco ACE 20K9, Cisco ACE 30K9, Cisco ACE 4710K9 with the CiscoACE model type.

The Cisco ACE devices are discovered and modeled and seen in the OneClick UI, as a Cisco ACE container and all the contexts belonging to the device are placed inside same Cisco ACE Container. These contexts inside the ACE container are identified based on the model name, where the each context name is appended to its model name.

Upgrade Scenario:

In the previous version of Spectrum, Cisco ACE devices are modeled as GnCiscoDev. Once, Spectrum is upgraded with H10, the newMM.pl script has to be executed to convert the model type from GnCiscoDev to CiscoACE. Once the newMM.pl script is executed, the reconfiguration-> reconfigure models has to be executed for the CiscoACEContainer modeltype to be created and move the device under the ACE Container.

For details and guidance on the newMM.pl script, please see the Spectrum installation guide in the document set or bookshelf.

The OneClick views are created for each of the context which displays the details of Load Balancing and Virtualization including updated MIB and Trap support. If all the contexts inside the container are down, Spectrum will suppress the alarms on the contexts and raise a single alarm on the Cisco ACE container. Supports the fault tolerance, i.e. user can easily identify based on the icon opacity whether it is active or standby. Once, all the contexts inside the CiscoACE container are deleted, the Cisco ACE container is deleted by Spectrum automatically.

Supported components:







  • Fault Tolerance