cisco aci lab

Short overview about Cisco Aci Lab and what's good to know about.

You can easily set up a Cisco ACI lab with virtual machines (VMs) and the necessary networking hardware. Here’s what you need:

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2x Cisco CSR1000v routers 1x Cisco Nexus 9300 switch 2x Ubuntu Server 16.04.3 LTS VMs

I’m assuming you have some basic knowledge of networking and Cisco ACI. If not, I recommend reading up on those topics first.

The first thing you need to do is set up your two Ubuntu Server VMs. I won’t go into detail on how to do that here, but you can find plenty of guides online. Once they’re set up, give them each a static IP address in the subnet.

Next, set up your Cisco Nexus 9300 switch. You can find a guide on the Cisco website. Once it’s set up, connect it to your two Ubuntu Server VMs.

Now it’s time to set up your Cisco CSR1000v routers. You can find a guide on the Cisco website. Once they’re set up, connect one of them to your Nexus 9300 switch and the other one to your Ubuntu Server VMs.

You should now have a working Cisco ACI lab! You can experiment with different topologies and configurations to learn more about how Cisco ACI works.

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