APIC Cluster Overview
The Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) appliance is deployed in a cluster. A minimum of three controllers are configured in a cluster to provide control of the Cisco ACI fabric. The ultimate size of the controller cluster is directly proportionate to the size of the ACI deployment and is based on transaction-rate requirements. Any controller in the cluster can service any user for any operation, and a controller can be transparently added to or removed from the cluster.
This section provides guidelines and examples related to expanding, contracting, and recovering the APIC cluster.