Cisco ACI VRF Configuration

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In this short tutorial I am going to demonstrate the configuration of a VRF in Cisco ACI. My complete ACI theory tutorial is to be found on my Cisco ACI Notes blog post.

Cisco ACI VRF Configuration

Go to Tenants -> {your tenant} -> Networking -> VRFs and rightclick to create a new VRF:

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The Create VRF menu appears. Here type the name of your VRF and optionally a description. The field Tags can be left blank.

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Notice that it is possible to create a new bridge domain if you leave the checkmark next to Create a Bridge Domain on.

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There are different options in the Create VRF menu. I would leave them to default since I am creating a VRF for the sake of the blog post.

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I am going to deactivate it because I am going to select a bridge domain later, from a list of available bridge domains on the APIC.

Remember from my ACI notes when we learned that by default communication between EPGs is denied? Well this is controlled here at the VRF level, specifically with the Policy Control Enforcement Preference. Notice it is set to Enforced when you first create the VRF.

Then click the Submit button.

Our VRF is created and listed under the main working window Networking – VRFs:

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Keyboard Banger is a network engineer from Africa. He has been working in network support and administration since 2008. He started writing study notes about certification exams and technology topics a couple of years ago. When he's not writing articles, he can be found wandering on technical forums.

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