When should the API Inspector be used?
Click on the arrows to vote for the correct answerA. B. C. D.
The API Inspector is a tool available in the Cisco Application Policy Infrastructure Controller (APIC) that can be used to monitor and debug REST API calls made to the APIC. The tool provides a graphical user interface (GUI) that allows users to view and analyze the API requests and responses exchanged between the client and the APIC.
Regarding the given answer options:
A. To send an API request to the APIC, you would typically use a tool such as cURL or Postman to manually construct and send the request. The API Inspector is not needed for this task.
B. The API Inspector can be used to learn or identify the sequence of API calls for a specific operation in the APIC GUI. This is useful when you want to understand the underlying API calls that are made when you perform an operation in the GUI. By using the API Inspector, you can view the API calls and their parameters, and use this information to build your own automated scripts or programs that interact with the APIC.
C. The API Inspector can be used to verify the XML structure of an object based on a specific operation in the APIC GUI. When you perform an operation in the APIC GUI, the tool generates an API request that is sent to the APIC. By using the API Inspector, you can view the XML structure of the API request and response, and ensure that the structure is correct for your use case.
D. The API Inspector is not used to launch an Ansible playbook. Instead, you would typically use the Ansible automation tool to interact with the APIC's REST API and automate tasks.
In summary, the API Inspector is primarily used for monitoring and debugging REST API calls made to the APIC. It can be used to learn the sequence of API calls for a specific operation in the GUI, verify XML structures, and analyze the API requests and responses.