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QFabric System Initial and Default Configuration Information

Once you install the hardware for the QFabric system, you can configure the Junos operating system (Junos OS) to begin using the system. This topic discusses which setup activities you need to perform and which activities are handled automatically by the QFabric system.

The fabric manager Routing Engine in the Director group automatically handles some of the initial setup activities, including:

  • Assignment of IP addresses and unique identifiers to each QFabric system component by way of the management control plane

  • Inclusion of all QFabric system devices within the default partition

  • Establishment of interdevice communication and connectivity through the use of a fabric provisioning protocol and a fabric management protocol

The initial configuration tasks you need to perform to bring up the QFabric system and make it operational include: