Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) requires a device package to
configure and monitor service devices. A device package manages a class of
service devices and provides the
APIC with information about the devices so
APIC knows what the device is and what the
device can do. A device package is a
zip file that contains the following parts:
An XML file
that defines the following properties:
version of the device.
Functions provided by a
device, such as load balancing, content switching, and SSL termination.
Interfaces and network
connectivity information for each function.
Configuration parameters for
script that performs the integration between the
APIC and a device. The
APIC events are mapped to function calls
that are defined in the device script.
A profile of
parameters with default values that are specified by the vendor. You can
configure a function to use these default values.
configuration file that specifies parameters that are required by a device at
the device level. The configuration can be shared by one or more of the graphs
that are using the device.
You can create a device package or it can be provided by a device vendor
Name field, specify a device package that was either provided by
the vendor or that you had previously created. For information about creating
device packages, see
Cisco APIC Layer 4 to Layer 7 Device Package Development Guide
. As an example, the file
AcmeADC.zip, which contains the device package, is
selected and uploaded.
DEVICE PACKAGE dialog box closes. A confirmation message appears if
your package was successfully uploaded.
Types window in the
APIC. The new device appears in the list of
Navigation pane, expand
Types to see the function parameters for the device package, and
choose one of the functions.