Part 11: Creating Link Level Policy on ACI APIC

Creating Link Level Policy on ACI APIC

Today we are going to talk about the how to Create Link Level Policy on Cisco ACI APIC Dashboard. As you guys knew that APIC is a UCS based CIMC controller and we can check Link Level Policy on Cisco ACI APIC Dashboard.

What is Cisco ACI APIC?
One of the important pillar of Cisco ACI is APIC which is known as Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller. It is single pane of glass for automation and management for the Cisco ACI fabric, policy enforcement, and health monitoring. It also optimizes performance and manages and operates a scalable multitenant Cisco ACI fabric.

To create a new Link Level Policy follow below steps

Step 1: Login to your APIC and On the menu bar, choose Fabric > Access Policies

Fig 1.1- APIC ACI Login Screen

Step 2: In the Navigation pane, choose Policies > Interface > Link Level

Step 3:In the Work pane, choose Actions > Create Link Level Policy

Step 4:In the Create CDP Interface Policy dialog box 

Fig 1.2- Link Level Policy on ACI APIC

Perform the following actions:

  • Define a name to your policy and provide description
  • Select auto negotiation mode to “on” for the interface
  • Select the interface speed. Leaf switch ports default to 10GE
  • Change the de-bounce interval if required and keep Forwarding Error Correction as Inherit and submit