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March 23rd, 2017 in ICND2 200-105 Go to comments

Question 1

Explanation

The Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) is the main architectural component of the Cisco ACI solution. It is the unified point of automation and management for the Cisco ACI fabric, policy enforcement, and health monitoring. The Cisco APIC is a centralized clustered controller that optimizes performance, supports any application anywhere, and unifies operation of physical and virtual environments. The controller manages and operates a scalable multitenant Cisco ACI fabric.

Reference: https://www.cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/products/collateral/cloud-systems-management/aci-fabric-controller/at-a-glance-c45-729864.pdf

Question 2

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  1. Kumo
    April 28th, 2017

    Q1:
    The Cisco APIC provides centralized access to all fabric information, optimizes the application lifecycle for scale and performance, and supports flexible application provisioning across physical and virtual resources.

    Cisco ACI is a comprehensive SDN architecture. This policy-based automation solution supports a business-relevant application policy language, greater scalability through a distributed enforcement system, and greater network visibility.

    Cisco ACI is built on:

    The Application Centric Policy (based on Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller or APIC)
    The Cisco ACI Fabric (based on Cisco Nexus 9000 Series Switches and the Cisco Application Virtual Switch (AVS))
    The Cisco ACI Partner Ecosystem