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    Understanding the Build Mode Tasks Pane for Datacenter View

    Network Director enables you to perform the following tasks for devices in your data center network:

    • Datacenter Management—Create and manage data centers by using the tasks listed in this section. Table 1 describes the Datacenter Management tasks.
    • Connectivity—Manage NIC associations and view the connectivity of a data center. Table 3 describes the Connectivity tasks.
    • Inventory—View and manage the inventory of virtual machines (VMs), overlay networks, hosts, VTEPs, and virtual switches that are part of your data center network. Table 2 describes the Inventory tasks.
    • Discovery—Refresh the topology discovery and view the status of device discovery job by using the tasks described in this section. Table 4 describes the Discovery tasks.
    • Key Tasks—Group the tasks that you perform frequently and create a list of key tasks. You can add any task from the Tasks pane to the Key Tasks list by selecting a task and clicking the plus (+) sign that appears adjacent to the task. This feature is available in Task pane irrespective of your current mode, scope, or view.

    For more information about Build mode features, see Understanding Build Mode in Network Director.

    Tables Table 1 through Table 4 describe the tasks that you can perform in the virtual network category, including the scope in the View pane that you must select to access the task.

    Table 1: Datacenter Management Tasks

    Task

    Description

    Scope

    Setup Datacenter

    Enables you to create a data center.

    View: Datacenter
    Object: My Datacenters > Datacenter Management

    Manage Network Infrastructure

    Enables you to select, add, and remove network devices to a data center.

    View: Datacenter
    Object: Data center name > Datacenter Management

    Manage Cloud Infrastructure

    Enables you to add a cloud infrastructure to a data center. You can also modify, delete, or resynchronize the cloud infrastructure.
    For a VMware vCenter-based cloud infrastructure, you can set the orchestration mode for the data center network.

    View: Datacenter
    Object: Data center name > Datacenter Management

    View Cloud Discovery Status

    Displays the status of cloud infrastructure discovery jobs.

    View: Datacenter
    Object: Virtual Networks > Virtual Network Management

    Rename Datacenter

    Enables you to rename the selected data center.

    View: Datacenter
    Object: Data center name > Datacenter Management

    Delete Datacenter

    Enables you to delete the selected data center. This task deletes the virtual networks that are discovered as part of the data center creation and removes the association of devices that are part of the data center. The devices itself are not deleted from Network Director.

    View: Datacenter
    Object: Data center name > Datacenter Management

    IP Connectivity

    Enables you to configure the L3 routing protocol for a data center.

    View: Datacenter
    Object: My Datacenters > Datacenter Management

    View Datacenters

    Enables you to view details about the data centers that are created in Network Director.

    View: Datacenter
    Object: My Datacenters > Datacenter Management

    Table 2: Inventory Tasks

    Task

    Description

    Scope

    View Virtual Machines

    Displays details of all the VMs that are part of the selected data center.

    Select a VM and click Show Connectivity to view the network connectivity of the virtual machine to the physical network.

    View: Datacenter
    Object: Data center name > Inventory

    View Overlay Networks

    Displays details of all the VXLANs that are part of the selected data center.

    Note: This task is available only for Openstack+NSX-based cloud infrastructure.

    View: Datacenter
    Object: Data center name > Inventory

    View Virtual Switches

    Displays details of all the virtual switches that are part of the selected virtual network.

    Note: This task is available only for vCenter-based cloud infrastructure.

    View: Datacenter > vCenter hostname
    Object: Virtual Networks > Inventory

    View Hypervisor Servers

    Displays details of all the hyperhosts that are part of the selected data center.

    View: Datacenter
    Object: Data center name > Inventory

    View Baremetal Servers

    Displays details of the bare metal servers that are part of a data center. Network Director automatically discovers bare metal servers that are part of your data center network.

    View: Datacenter
    Object: Baremetal Servers > Inventory

    View Inventory

    Displays information about all the devices in the selected object and all its child objects.

    View: Datacenter
    Object: Network Devices > Inventory

    View VTEP

    Displays the virtual tunnel end points for the selected data center.

    View: Datacenter
    Object: Data center name > Inventory

    Table 3: Connectivity Tasks

    Task

    Description

    Scope

    Manage NIC Associations

    Enables you to view and manage the connectivity between a virtual host and the physical network objects (network adapter on a physical switch).

    Manual associations that you create using this task is only used for performing orchestration.

    Note: This task is available only for vCenter-based cloud infrastructure.

    View: Datacenter
    Object: My Datacenters > Connectivity

    View Connectivity

    Displays the graphical connectivity of various devices within the selected data center.

    View: Datacenter
    Object: Data center name Connectivity

    Manage IP Connectivity

    Displays the autonomous systems configured on the different devices in a data center.

    View: Datacenter
    Object: Data center name Connectivity

    Table 4: Discovery Tasks

    Task

    Description

    Scope

    Refresh Topology

    Refreshes the topology discovery. This task also refreshes the device connectivity.

    View: Datacenter
    Object: My Datacenters > Discovery

    View: Datacenter
    Object: Data center name > Discovery

    View Topology Discovery Job

    Displays detailed status of the discovery jobs.

    View: Datacenter
    Object: My Datacenters > Discovery

    View: Datacenter
    Object: Data center name > Discovery

    Modified: 2017-06-14