Cisco ACI Naming convention thoughts
As you might know, Cisco ACI is a object related product. Every object you will create has to be named with a unique name so it can be identified later. Because of the simple fact that you cannot rename objects (it’s not implemented yet) it’s highly recommended to think of a good naming convention before you start creating the first one.
If you really want to rename an earlier created object, you have to remove and recreate the object and link it again to all other linked object.
To give you a head start on the naming convention, you have to think about the following objects:
- SPINE / LEAF switch naming
- APIC Naming
- Attachable Access Entity Profile
- Link Level Policy
- Interface policy group
- Interface Selector
- Switch Selector
- Switch Profile
Creating a naming convention is network specific, but try to take the following tips in consideration: