Cisco introduced their Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) strategy with the implementation of Application Policy Infrastructure Controller - DC as implemented on the new generation Nexus 9000 switches in the data center. The APIC - Enterprise Module (APIC-EM) focuses on the campus network and the WAN. One of the goals of this strategy is to expose a rich REST API for DevOps applications. This course will introduce the features of Cisco ACI, APIC - DC, and then the APIC-Enterprise Module. With this background, the REST API of APIC-EM will be explored in depth, utilizing multiple methods of accomplishing automation. With a focus on real programming labs this course will benefit Cisco networking professionals who are looking to move from device configuration duties into the DevOps domain that is so critical for a modern data center. The author always asks the question - "Where are the Data Center programmers ?" and provides networking and virtualization professionals the knowledge to fulfill that role.
CCNP R&S, CCNP Data Center, VCAP-DCA, VCAP-DCD, VCP6-NV, VCP-Cloud