To use ACI, we need to make sure that we are running our switches in ACI mode. We can check which version we are running by using the show version command:
BIOS: version 08.06NXOS: version 6.1(2)I3(3)BIOS compile time: 12/03/2014NXOS image file name is: bootflash:///n9000-dk22.214.171.124.I3.3.binNXOS compile time: 12/05/2014 10:50:20 [12/05/2014 2:25]
We can tell that we are running an NX-OS mode switch as the image filename begins with n9000. ACI image filenames begin with aci-n9000.
The following instructions are for NX-OS release 6.1(2)l3(3) and later, and ACI image version 11.0(2x) or later. There are slight differences with earlier releases, so it is best to make sure you are on these releases ...