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Fabric Lifecycle Management

You can onboard, configure, and manage a set of devices, and physical network functions (PNF) in Contrail Networking as an IP fabric. A fabric is a set of devices, and PNFs that fall under the same data center administrator responsibility area. The fabric is linked to different role-based access control (RBAC) profiles for ease of administration and management.

Figure 1: Sample Layer 3 IP Clos FabricSample Layer 3 IP Clos Fabric

Contrail Networking helps you provision both greenfield and brownfield devices to form IP Clos networks. You can bring up all factory-default greenfield devices using zero-touch-provisioning to form an operational IP Clos network with underlay connectivity. However, unlike greenfield devices, brownfield devices are manually provisioned before device onboarding.