I have some doubts about running Nutanix on VMWare with ESXi with Cisco ACI fabric.
To start, we have already married ourselves to a Cisco ACI network fabric (two sites connected with 12x10Gbit fiber (120Gbit)). We are using an IPN / Spine / Leaf topology, with APIC clusters in each site. In each DC there will be 24 Nutanix Nodes.
All of my question have to do with the best practices of integrating these technologies.
1) Is it necessary to use VMware NSX to reap the benefits of Cisco ACI?
2) Can we just use a simple VMware installation (without NSX) and allow Nutanix full access to the ACI fabric?
3) Whats the best practices related to these three technologies coexisting together?
I have found documents on Nutanix/ACI and Nutanix/VMWare, but I cant find anything on using all three together in terms of hierarchy and how to stitch it all together. Any guidance from those who have experience would be greatly appreciated.