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  1. Hi Shaunl,

    Some of these terms are indeed a bit vague. The total “SDN package” is a SDN controller with SDN supported hardware like routers, switches, firewalls or wireless access points. It also includes the NBI (an API) and a SBI protocol that communicates with our hardware (for example OpenFlow). We can also call this complete package a “SDN solution” or “SDN framework”.

    The SDN controller is important, but you also need supported hardware or you won’t be able to do much :smile:

    In case of APIC-EM, we have APIC-EM as the SDN controller, regular Cisco IOS / IOS XE h

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  2. Hello Jean-Christophe

    Cisco Prime Infrastructure is a software package that that can be used to manage wired and wireless Cisco networks including:

    …performance, application visibility, and user experience. It brings automation and best practices to the management of your Cisco® networks throughout the technology lifecycle, from design and deployment to day-to-day operations and service assurance.monitoring,

    Cisco Prime Infrastrucutre can also be used to manage multiple instances of geographically separate CPI networks as one. More information about it can b

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  3. Many thank’s Laz. I can see the difference now

  4. Hello Rene,
    A few questions about the APIC-EM. To me it looks like APIC-EM can only be used to discover topology, backup configuration and configure devices, but we already have plenty of tools out there that can be used for all of those things. I am not sure what is the special about APIC-EM.
    On the other hand, a full blown SDN package might be little bit helpful. I am not sure about it, but it will require special devices for it.


    Now let’s come to the point

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  5. hi @azmuddincisco,

    APIC-EM is indeed a bit similar to some other network management tools out there. After all, the devices that it manages are all “autonomous” routers/switches/etc so it’s not a “real” SDN solution. The control and data plane remains on the routers/switches. With so many proven network management tools out there, I don’t think APIC-EM will be that popular. The main reason I tested it is because the APIC-EM Path Trace ACL Analysis Tool is on the CCNA exam now.

    From what I’ve read in the APIC-EM documentation the CLI is used for:

    CLI global cre

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