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Create Blueprint

Before creating a blueprint, make sure that the global catalog includes a template (Design > Templates) that meets the structure and policy needs of your network.
  1. From the left navigation menu in the Apstra GUI, click Blueprints, then click Create Blueprint.
  2. Enter a name and select a template from the Template drop-down list. A preview shows template parameters, topology preview, structure, external connectivity, and policies.
  3. Click Create to create the blueprint and return to the blueprint summary view.

Blueprint Dashboard

From the left navigation menu in the Apstra GUI, click Blueprints, then click the name of a blueprint to go to its dashboard.

The blueprint dashboard shows the overall health and status of a blueprint. Statuses are indicated by color: green for succeeded, yellow for pending, and red for failed. The deployment status section includes deployment statuses for service config, discovery config, and drain config. The anomalies section includes statuses for all probes, IP fabric, generic system connectivity, liveness, deployment status, route verification, leaf peering, and other. You can have analytics dashboards appear on the main blueprint dashboard. The nodes status section includes statuses for deployment, BGP, cabling, config, interface, liveness, route, and hostname.

After you create your blueprint, It's time to build your network in the staging area.

Delete Blueprint

To be able to delete a blueprint you must have permission (in the user roles you are assigned).

  1. From the blueprint, click Dashboard, then click Delete Blueprint (top-right).
  2. Enter the blueprint name, then click Delete to delete the blueprint and go to the blueprint summary view.