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Configure Bare Metal Servers and Workloads

  1. From the Infrastructure > Servers page, click Create. Enter the information as shown in Table 1 to add the baremetal severs to the inventory of servers.

    Table 1: Create Server Page



    Choose Mode

    Select the Detailed mode.

    The mode indicates the amount of information you can provide to add the server. Use the Express mode to provide minimum information, Detailed mode to provide more information such as disk partition details, or Bulk Import mode, if you want to add servers by uploading a .csv file.

    Select the workload type for the server

    Specify whether the server will be used as a virtual machine or a bare metal server. For this example, select Baremetal.


    Enter a host name for the BMS. For this example, use BMS1.

    Network Interfaces

    Enter the information for the control data interface. This is the interface that is used to attach the BMS to the fabric.

    • Name—Enter a name for the network interface. We are using ens224 for the name of the BMS interface that is connected to leaf 1.

    • MAC Address—Enter the MAC address for the BMS control data interface.

    • Device/TOR interface—Select the leaf device and interface that is connected to the BMS. For this example, you should select leaf 1 and interface xe-0/0/4

  2. Click Create to save the configuration for the first BMS.
  3. Repeat these steps to add the second BMS instance (BMS2). This BMS is attached to leaf 2 on interface xe-0/0/3.
  4. From the Workloads > Instances page, click Create.
  5. Select Existing Baremetal Server, enter the following information, and click the Create button to save your changes.



    Instance Name

    Enter a name for the instance. For this example, we are using BMS1.

    Baremetal Node

    Select the bare metal node from the list. For this example, specify BMS1.

    Associate Interfaces


    Select the desired BMS interface from the list.

    Virtual Network

    Select a previously defined virtual network. For this example, your should associate the BMS1 server with the VN-Green network.


    Specify a VLAN ID. For this example, you specify a VLAN ID of “101”. This value is tied the 3rd octet of the VLAN’s CIDR (subnet), which is 101 for VN-Green.

    Select Security Groups

    Select the security group that you want to associate with the BMS1 instance. For this example, select the default security group.

    Port Profile

    By default no port profiles are defined. You can leave this field blank. Port profiles allow you to apply functionality, such as storm control to access ports.


    Select this option to support an access link that is not tagged. In this example, the BMSes are configured to send untagged traffic.

  6. Click Create.
  7. Repeat the step to add an instance for the BMS2 device Specify a VLAN ID of 102 when defining the BMS2 instance.