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    Editing Layer 3 Fabrics

    Network Director enables you to edit some of the settings for a Layer 3 Fabric after you deploy the fabric successfully.

    To edit a Layer 3 Fabric:

    1. From the Manage Layer 3 Fabric page, select the fabric that you want to edit and click Edit.

      The Edit Layer 3 Fabric page opens. The Edit Layer 3 Fabric page has similar wizard pages as in the Create Layer 3 Fabric page. However, you will not be able to modify all the fields in these wizard pages while you are editing the settings of a fabric.

    2. Table 1 lists the settings that you can edit and the wizard pages to which these settings belong.

      Table 1: Layer 3 Fabric Settings that can be edited

      Wizard page

      Field Name

      Action

      Fabric Requirement

      Description

      Modify the description to a description of your choice.

      Note: If you add a plug-and-play leaf device to the fabric, make sure that you modify the Description field. If you do not do this, the Cabling page might not update the cabling plan for that leaf in the graph and grid views.

      Devices

      Add Spine

      To add a spine device:

      1. Click Add Spine. The Select Devices window opens.
      2. Select a device that you want to add and click OK.

        Network Director adds the selected device to the device table and updates the status of the device as Added.

      3. In the ZTP wizard page, specify the MAC address or serial number of the added device.

      Devices

      Add Leaf (VC)

      To add a virtual chassis device as a leaf member:

      1. Click Add Leaf (VC). The Select Devices window opens.
      2. Select a device that you want to add and click OK.

        Network Director adds the selected device to the device table and updates the status of the device as Added.

        You can specify the model for Virtual Chassis members. Once you have specified the model for the Virtual Chassis member, then the cabling plan changes, and Network Director displays a new cabling plan in the Cabling Plan page. Follow the cabling plan to physically connect the devices.

      Devices

      Remove

      Select a device from the list and click Remove.

      Devices

      Replace

      To replace device:

      1. Select the check box corresponding to device that you want to replace from the list and click Replace.

        Network Director updates the status of the device as Replaced.

        Note: You cannot replace an inactive leaf device.

      2. For spine devices and standalone leaf devices, in the ZTP wizard page, specify the MAC address or serial number of the replaced device.

        Note: While replacing a spine device, you can specify either the MAC address or the serial number. However, while replacing a leaf device, you can specify only the MAC address.

      Note: When you are replacing a spine devices or a standalone leaf devices, if the device that is replaced is up, Network Director obtains the latest configuration from the replaced device and maps this configuration to the corresponding MAC address or serial number of the new device in the DHCP server.

      However, if the device is down, Network Director is unable to reach the device to get its latest configuration. In such case, Network Director maps the configuration that is generated from OpenClos (Stage-2 for leaf devices) for the new device to the MAC address or serial number of the device in the DHCP server. Note that the mapped configuration in the DHCP server will not have any configuration that is pushed from Network Director to the device.

      Note: You can replace only one member of a Virtual Chassis at a time. While replacing a Virtual Chassis member, you need not specify the MAC address or serial number of the device.

      ZTP

      Image Details and the Device Details

      You can modify the software image and the Device details in the ZTP wizard page.

      New and replaced devices are listed in the Device Details section. You must specify the MAC address or serial number for these devices.

      Note: While replacing a spine device, you can specify either the MAC address or the serial number. However, while replacing a leaf device, you can specify only the MAC address.

      For more details about the fields in the ZTP wizard page, see Configuring and Monitoring Zero Touch Provisioning.

    3. Click Deploy to save and deploy your edits.

    Modified: 2018-01-23