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Part 14: Creating Attachable Access Entity Profiles on ACI APIC

Creating Attachable Access Entity Profiles on ACI APIC

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

Attachable Access Entity Profiles (AAEP):
“Attachable Access Entity Profiles” are containers that link domains and interfaces together.  Domains are mapped to VLAN Pools, which then in essence makes the AEP a VLAN allow list for the interfaces linked to the AEP. 

To create a new MCP Interface Policy follow below steps

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

Fig 1.1- APIC ACI Login Screen

Step 2: Under that, select Attachable Access Entity Profiles and create as shown below in the image.

Fig 1.2- Attachable Access Entity Profiles

Step 3: On the right-hand pane, click on the “Actions” drop-down box 

Step 4: Select “Create Attachable Access Entity Profile” and add domains if required and Submit

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