UCSD - Send/Get APIC API Command

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    Task Name

    APIC API Command

    Description

    Send XML/JSON to Application Policy Infrastructure Controller

    Prerequisites

    Validated on UCSD 5.3.1.1

    Category

    Workflow Task

    Components

    Application Centric Infrastructure

    User Inputs

    1. APIC IP
    2. APIC User
    3. APIC User Password
    4. Method (POST/GET)
    5. XML/JSON

    Output

    Result of operation

     

    Summary

    Provides custom task to send/retrieve information from an Application Centric Infrastructure Controller using XML or JSON.

     

    Installation

    1. Download the attached .ZIP file below to your computer. *Remember the location of the saved file on your computer.
    2. Unzip the file on your computer. Should end up with a .WFDX file.
    3. Log in to UCS Director as a user that has "system-admin" privileges.
    4. Navigate to "Policies-->Orchestration" and click on "Import".
    5. Click "Browse" and navigate to the location on your computer where the .WFD file resides. Choose the .WFD file and click "Open".
    6. Click "Upload" and then "OK" once the file upload is completed. Then click "Next".
    7. Click the "Select" button next to "Import Workflows". Click the "Check All" button to check all checkboxes and then the "Select" button.
    8. Click "Submit".
    9. A new folder should appear in "Policies-->Orchestration" that contains the imported workflow. You will now need to update the included tasks with information about the specific environment.

     

    Usage

    See attached document “UCS Director – APIC API Command”

     

    The workflow also includes a sample Unit Test script that can be used to validate the custom task against different releases of UCS Director.

     

    Also contains tips on finding APIC API calls.

     

    Example

    Use Post/Get operations to send/query the Application Policy Infrastructure Controller.

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