Here are my study notes about Cisco AEP in ACI.
Attachable Access Entity Profile AEP: Definitions
- can be compared to the CLI command “switchport trunk allowed vlan” in traditional switching.
- is required for attaching external devices and servers to the ACI fabric.
- links the following ACI constructs together:
- External devices and servers with similar infrastructure policy requirements should be assigned the same AEP.
ACI AEP Configuration
go to Fabric -> Access Policies:
Then click on Policies -> Global -> Attachable Access Entity Profiles.
Right Click and choose Create Attachable Access Entity Profile
type a name and a description for your AEP:
I choose to create a new Domain, and for this example, a new physical domain, and give it a name:
and under VLAN Pool I click on the down arrow and choose create VLAN Pool:
After naming my new VLAN Pool I click on the plus button to add the VLAN range:
I define the VLAN range, let the other settings unchanged and click OK:
Now my VLAN Pool is created. I can close the VLAN Pool window with Submit:
which takes me back to the physical domain window:
I can see that the VLAN Pool field is now populated. We submit the settings in order to get back to the AEP window:
Then click on Update to associate the chosen domain to our AEP:
Click Next. Then I choose my Interface Policy Group to which I associate the AEP.
Last, I click Finish.
Our AEP is now created and is seen under the list of Attachable Access Entity Profiles: