Which of the following can be used to transmit configuration or automation instructions to a Cisco APIC?
- APIC GUI in Advanced mode
- APIC GUI in Basic mode
- APIC REST API
- NX-OS CLI
The Cisco APIC GUI in Advanced mode method of configuring a Cisco APIC uses the APIC REST API. The APIC GUI in Advanced mode should not be mixed with other configuration methods. By using the APIC, administrators can deploy policies and monitor the health of the infrastructure. The APIC GUI has two modes: Advanced and Basic. Advanced mode is intended for large-scale infrastructures and uses different objects than the other methods.
The Cisco APIC GUI in Basic mode configuration method and the NX-OS CLI configuration method can be mixed. Configuration changes that are made in the Cisco APIC’s NX-OS CLI are typically reflected in the Cisco APIC GUI in Basic mode. In addition, changes made in the APIC GUI in Basic mode are more accurately reflected in the NX-OS CLI. The APIC GUI in Basic mode is typically used to deploy more common ACI workflows. However, Cisco recommends not using the NX-OS CLI or Cisco APIC GUI in Basic mode prior to using the Cisco APIC GUI in Advanced mode; the former modes create objects that Advanced mode does not use and that cannot be deleted from the configuration.