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Cisco ACI Cookbook by Stuart Fordham

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Creating application network profiles

Application profiles (APs) are containers for the grouping of endpoint groups (EPGs). We can have more than one EPG with an AP. For example, an AP could group a web server with the backend database, with storage, and so on. EPGs are assigned to different bridge domains.

Application profiles define different aspects to the tenancy, governing security, quality of service (QoS), service-level agreements (SLAs), and layer 4 to layer 7 services.

APs are so intrinsically linked to EPGs (and contracts to a lesser extent) that it is harder to create these as separate tasks. For this reason, we will create them ...

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