Need a beta program for training customers for APIC-EM
Checkout - DevNet sandbox has APIC-EM always on lab.
If using own environment and want to run the steps mentioned in the learning labs of this url- https://learninglabs.cisco.com/labs/tags/APIC-EM/page/1 ..Simply change apic-em server IP in the sample code to https://sandboxapic.cisco.com then you are ready to go.
Want to change apic-em server IP
APIC-EM IP is assigned by administrator during the installation. If you want to change the IP, it is in "apicem_config.py" file.
In this always on lab we have taken a snapshot of a network and created a database only lab. Which means we don't need to do the discovery and we won't be able to discover any. Also when we create a new policy we won't be able to activate it because we don't have real network device. Other than that rest of features should be the same as using the live one.
For live environment please check reservation lab.