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    Managing Fusion Fabrics

    With Junos Fusion technology, network administrators can reduce network complexity and operational expenses by collapsing underlying network elements into a single, logical point of management using QFX Series and EX Series switches running the Junos operating system. You can create and provision Junos Fusion fabrics using Network Director. The Manage Fusion Fabrics page displays the status and details of all fusion fabrics that are created using Network Director.

    To open the Manage Fusion Fabrics page:

    1. Under Views, select one of these options: Logical View, Location View, Device View, or Custom Group View.

      Tip: Do not select Dashboard View, Datacenter View, or Topology View.

    2. Click in the Network Director banner.
    3. From the Tasks menu, select Network Builder > Manage Fusion Fabrics.

      The Manage Fusion Fabrics page opens. Table 1 describes the fields that are displayed in the Manage Fusion Fabrics page.

    Table 1: Manage Fusion Fabrics Field Descriptions

    Field

    Description

    Fusion Fabric Name

    Name of the fusion fabric.

    Fusion Type

    Indicates the type of fusion fabric as Fusion Enterprise Single Home, Fusion Enterprise Multi Home, Fusion Data Center Single Home, or Fusion Data Center Multi Home.

    Aggregation Device

    Hostname and IP address of the aggregation devices.

    Summary

    Summary of the fusion fabric. This field displays the number of cascade ports, number of satellite devices, and the status of the satellite devices.

    Status

    Status of the fusion fabric.

    Action

    Additional tasks that you can perform on the fusion fabric. Available actions are—View Topology, Download Cabling Plan, and View Connectivity.

    Last Updated Time

    Date and time when the fusion fabric was last updated.

    You can perform the following tasks from the Manage Fusion Fabrics page:

    Modify the Fusion Fabric

    To modify a fusion fabric:

    1. Select a fabric from the table and click Edit. The Edit Fusion Fabric page opens.
    2. Open the Aggregation Devices tab in the Edit Fusion Fabric page to edit the aggregation device details. You can add cascade ports or delete cascade ports from an aggregation device. To do this, select an aggregation device from the table. Network Director displays the cascade ports that are part of the selected aggregation device in the port details table.
      1. To add new cascade ports to the aggregation device, click Add Ports. The Select Ports window opens. Click an FPC and select the ports that you want to include. When you have added the ports, click Add.
      2. To delete a cascade port, select a port from the port details table and click Remove.

        Note: In a multihome Junos Fusion fabric, if you remove a cascade port from one aggregation device, Network Director initiates a two-step commit process on both the aggregation devices. If one of the aggregation device is out-of-sync or is not reachable, the port is not deleted.

    3. Open the Satellite Devices tab in the Edit Fusion Fabric page to edit the satellite device details. You can remove a satellite device.
      1. To remove a satellite device from the fusion fabric, select the device and click Remove.

        Note: Replacing a satellite device that has no MAC address or serial number binding to the FPC slot on the aggregation device is plug-and-play. Replace the satellite device in your Junos Fusion topology and Network Director takes care of all the remaining configurations. This is irrespective of whether the device is a standalone device or a member of a satellite cluster. However, if there is a MAC address or serial number binding between the satellite device and the FPC slot on the aggregation device, you must run some commands from the CLI of the aggregation device to replace the satellite device. For more details, see Replace Aggregation Device or Satellite Device in Junos Fusion.

    4. Click the Settings tab in the Edit Fusion Fabric page to view the ICL and ICCP settings for a multihome Junos Fusion fabric. You cannot modify any details in the Settings tab.
    5. Click Save to save the changes to the fusion fabric and close the Edit Fusion Fabric page. The Configuration Deployment window opens displaying the status of the job the Network Director initiates to deploy the changes to the fusion fabric.
    6. Click Close in the Configuration Deployment window to close the window and return to the Manage Fusion Fabrics page.

    View the Cabling Plan

    To download the cabling plan for the Junos Fusion fabric, click Download Cabling Plan from the Action field corresponding to a fabric. Network Director generates and downloads the cabling plan as a PDF file.

    View Fabric Connectivity

    After you have set up and deployed Junos Fusion devices in Network Director, you can pictorially view the physical connectivity between the various devices in the fabric. This page displays the devices and their physical connectivity in the spine-and-leaf topology.

    To view the connectivity between the Junos Fusion devices:

    1. Do one of the following:
      • From the Manage Fusions page, click View Topology in the Actions field.
      • While in the Logical, Location, Device, or Custom View, select the Junos Fusion fabric for which you want to view the connectivity details from the View pane and click Connectivity > View Fabric Connectivity from the Tasks pane.

      The Fusion Connectivity page opens, displaying the connectivity between the aggregation devices and the satellite devices in the selected fusion fabric.

    2. From the Fabric Connectivity page, you can:
      • Click Device and select Provisioned SDs to view all the satellite devices that are provisioned as part of the Junos Fusion system.
      • Select Color Code Port Utilization to view the color coded port utilization in the graphical view by clicking Links.
      • Mouse over each entity to view a window displaying the details about that entity and View Device Connectivity link. Clicking on View Device Connectivity link displays Device Connectivity page. For more information about this page, see Viewing Device Connectivity.
      • Zoom in or zoom out of the connectivity view by using the + and - buttons.

    Replace Aggregation Device or Satellite Device in Junos Fusion

    Network Director enables you to replace faulty or non-responsive aggregation devices in your Junos Fusion fabric by using the Replace functionality. You can replace an aggregation device in a dual home Junos Fusion by selecting the device that you want to remove and by specifying the serial number or the MAC address of the replacement device.

    Replacing a satellite device that has no MAC address or serial number binding to the FPC slot on the aggregation device is plug-and-play. Replace the satellite device in your Junos Fusion topology and Network Director takes care of all the remaining configurations. This is irrespective of whether the device is a standalone device or a member of a satellite cluster. However, if there is a MAC address or serial number binding between the satellite device and the FPC slot on the aggregation device, you must run some commands from the CLI of the aggregation device to replace the satellite device.

    This topic describes the steps that you must perform to replace an aggregation device or a satellite device from the a Junos Fusion fabric.

    To replace aggregation device or satellite device:

    1. From the Manage Fusions page, select a fusion fabric for which you want to replace an aggregation and click Replace. The Replace Fusion Fabric page opens.
    2. To replace an aggregation device, select the aggregation device that you want to replace and click Replace.

      Enter the MAC address or the serial number of the new aggregation device.

    3. Do one of the following to replace a satellite device that has a MAC address or serial number binding to the FPC slot of the aggregation device:
      • If the satellite device is a standalone device, log in to the CLI of the aggregation device and execute the following commands:

        user@aggregation-device# set chassis satellite-management fpc fpc-id system-id MAC-address-of-the-device | Serial-number -of-the-device
        user@aggregation-device# Commit

      • If the satellite device is part of a cluster, log in to the CLI of the aggregation device and execute the following commands:

        user@aggregation-device# set chassis satellite-management cluster cluster-name fpc fpc-id alias alias
        user@aggregation-device# set chassis satellite-management cluster cluster-name fpc fpc-id description 10.204.248.62-member0
        user@aggregation-device# set chassis satellite-management cluster cluster-name fpc fpc-id member-id member-id
        user@aggregation-device# set chassis satellite-management cluster cluster-name fpc fpc-id system-id MAC-address-of-the-device | Serial-number -of-the-device
        user@aggregation-device# Commit

    Modified: 2016-12-08