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New Training: Describe the ACI Physical Model

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Published on May 11, 2021

In this 6-video skill, CBT Nuggets trainer Jeff Kish teaches the ACI Physical model, including VLAN Pools, Domains, AEPs, Interfaces policies, Policy groups, and Interface/Switch profiles. Watch this new Cisco training.

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This training includes:

  • 6 videos

  • 49 minutes of training

You’ll learn these topics in this skill:

  • Intro

  • Physical Model Overview and Benefits

  • VLAN Pools and Domains

  • Interface Policies, Interface Policy Groups, and AAEPs

  • Interface and Switch profiles

  • Review and Quiz

Why Do Organizations Use the Physical Model in Cisco's ACI?

Cisco is arguably the leader in the software-defined networking world. They continue to innovate on software-defined networking tools and products to make it easier for network administrators to maintain and deploy information networks. One of the products that Cisco offers is ACI. ACI is a software-defined networking strategy the doesn't decouple the control and data plane. This makes it much easier to manage because each node of the network doesn't need to be managed individually.

To help implement software-defined networks with these new tools, Cisco offers two different modes in the ACI interface for network modeling. One model is application-centric while the other is network (or physical) centric.

There are advantages to both models. For instance, the application-centric approach won't require developers to contact network administrators for network changes for their applications. On the other hand, many network administrators use the physical network-centric model because it closely mirrors existing traditional network deployments. The physical model is a great choice for organizations that want to migrate to Cisco's ACI products for their software-defined network.

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