Goals & Objectives
In the first section of the lab, Day 2 operations are discussed and a deep level discussion on Nexus dashboard and the installation of ND are gone through. In this lab, access is provided to a NAE cluster instance operating in the offline mode and online mode using the APIC 5.1 simulator with several pre-collected datasets. The datasets were collected from an ACI fabric on which some real-world network scenarios were reproduced and captured. Each scenario is a guided tour of the product for particular use cases, including change management, pre-change verification, tenant endpoints, tenant forwarding, tenant security and TCAM resources analysis. As you go through each section, you will get an instructional walkthrough of the products features and learn the purpose of each tool in NAE. By solving the real-world problems using NAE as a tool, users of this demonstration will learn about the capabilities of NAE and become familiar with its GUI.
Hardware & Software
The labs utilize components in the Cisco ACI product portfolio. The components used include:
- ACI simulator running version 5.1 code release
- NAE 5.1 VM cluster
- Backend ESXi hosts, 6.7 v6enter and Storage to support the vAPIC