Which of the following Cisco APIC configuration methods should not be mixed with other configuration methods?
- NX-OS CLI
- APIC REST API
- APIC GUI in Advanced mode
- APIC GUI in Basic mode
The Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) graphical user interface (GUI) in Advanced mode method of configuring a Cisco APIC should not be mixed with other configuration methods. The Cisco APIC is a means of managing the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI). 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 command-line interface (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 recommend 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.