Topology

Topology Overview

Topologies can be viewed at three levels of detail: grouped, compact, and full. (Grouped and compact are new in AOS version 3.3.0.)

When a node is selected from the topology view (by clicking its element in the topology, or by selecting it from the Selected Nodes drop-down list), the node topology is shown. The selected node can be viewed in two different ways: neighbors view and links view.

From the blueprint, navigate to Staged / Physical / Topology.

Grouped

  • To show servers, click the Show Servers check box.
  • To show node name (and hostname as applicable) hover over an element (square).
  • To show node details, select the node by either clicking its element or by selecting it from the Selected Node drop-down list.
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Compact

  • To show servers, click the Show Servers check box.
  • To show node name (and hostname as applicable) hover over an element (square).
  • To show node details, select the node by either clicking its element or by selecting it from the Selected Node drop-down list.
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Full

  • To make topology elements larger, click the Expand Nodes check box.
  • To show the links between elements, click the Show Links check box.
  • To show node name (and hostname as applicable) hover over an element.
  • To change the labels (name, hostname, S/N) that are shown in the topology, select a different label from the Topology Label drop-down list.
  • To show node details, select the node by either clicking its element or by selecting it from the Selected Node drop-down list.
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Neighbors View

  • Aggregated server-leaf links are encircled (new in AOS version 3.3.0).
  • To show unused ports, click the Show Unused Ports check box (new in AOS version 3.3.0).
  • To change the labels (name, hostname, S/N) that are shown in the topology, select a different label from the Topology Label drop-down list.
  • Choose to show all neighbors or only specific types (leaf, spine, L2 server, access, etc.).
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