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Change Spine Logical Device (Pod)

As a Day-2 operation, you can increase capabilities with a different spine logical device on both 3-stage and 5-stage blueprints (as of Apstra version 4.1.0). (On 5-stage topologies you can also change the superspine logical device.) Changes affect the entire pod, not just a node. Based on the change, this could be disruptive.

  1. From the blueprint, navigate to Staged > Physical > Pods.
  2. Click the Update spine config button. The location of the button is different for different Apstra versions.
    • On Apstra version 4.1.2, click the Update spine config button on the bottom-right of the card for the pod to change

    • On Apstra versions 4.1.1 and 4.1.0, check the box on the top-left of the card for the pod to change. Then click the Update spine config button that appears above the card(s).

  3. From the Spine Logical Device drop-down list, select a different logical device. (The image below also shows that you can increase the count to add a spine to your topology. This became available in Apstra version 4.1.2.)
  4. Click Update to stage your changes and return to the Pods view.
    Build errors appear because interface maps need to be assigned.
  5. Click the Device Profiles tab in the right panel and assign interface maps, as needed.