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ACI Starter Kit Installation and Start Up

Can anyone direct me to an installation guide for the ACI Starter kit.  The hardware is installed, best guess cabling is in place, the power is on.  What now?  What do I do from cold on the APIC and the Nexus Switches to initialize them.....I see the documents for configuring the system when it has completed discovery and is up and running.


Take a look at the Getting

Take a look at the Getting Started Guide.  That's the best doc to follow:



New Member

Thank you two

Thank you two and a half minutes I have the document I spent around four hours looking for!   Very much appreciated.

That's what we're here for. 

That's what we're here for.  Let us know if you have any other questions.




New Member

Re further questions...thank

Re further questions...thank you Robert I just may take you up on that1


Start-up is on Monday (17th) in Melbourne.  That Getting Started document was the last key piece in my preparation

The Documentation Roadmap is

The Documentation Roadmap is a good link to bookmark.  It will show you all the ACI related doc names there are:



New Member

I have a question.....Network

I have a question.....Network up and running 3 APICs, 2 Spines, 4 leaves, remote access to APICs, and I have managed to set up an oob network and get remote access to the N9k management ports, mgmt0.  But in the Out-of-Band EPG Default Screen I get an error code - Not associated with management zone.  I cannot find any documentation that refers to a management zone. I believe I still have an issue understanding the EPG concepts when connection to outside devices are required.  Can you advise me or refer me to a relevant document?


Cisco Employee

HelloI have seen this


I have seen this management zone issue before. What guide did you use to complete the setup? Also, what version of code are you running? Usually this is due to either the APICs or the Leafs/Spines not having OOB configured. 

I would suggest opening a TAC case for this issue so that we may assist you over webex on your fabric =) 


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I am usingCisco APIC Getting

I am using

Cisco APIC Getting Started Guide

First Published: August 04, 2014

Last Modified: November 11, 2014

seems to be version 1.0(2j)

The APICs  are running 1.0(1e)

the n9ks are at n9000-11.0(1b)

I am try to set up the OOB in a constructive manner....