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Test Objectives

The primary objective of this JVD testing is the qualification testing of the 3-stage fabric with Juniper Apstra. The design is based on an ERB (Type 2 and Type 5) EVPN/VXLAN fabric with the spine, server leaf, and border leaf switches. The goal is to ensure the design is well-documented and will produce a reliable, predictable deployment for the customer. The qualification objectives include validation of blueprint deployment, device upgrade, incremental configuration pushes/provisioning, Telemetry/Analytics checking, failure mode analysis, and verification of host traffic.

Test Goals

The 3-Stage Fabric with Juniper Apstra JVD testing uses the following flow:

  • Initial design and blueprint deployment through Apstra.
  • Validation of fabric operation and monitoring through Apstra analytics and telemetry dashboard.
  • Scale testing.
  • Validation of end-to-end traffic flow.
  • System health, ARP, ND, MAC, BGP (route, next hop), interface traffic counters, and so on.
  • Test for anomalies.
  • In order to pass validation, the 3-stage fabric with Juniper Apstra must also pass the following scenarios:
    • Node Reboot - simulated real-world switch outage.
    • Field scenarios like interface down/up and Laser on/off impact to the fabric and check anomalies reporting in Apstra.
    • Traffic recovery was validated after all failure scenarios.

Refer to the test report for more information.

Test Non-Goals

Test non-goals for this JVD were to test the following switches have been tested for non-baseline use in the following roles:

  • QFX10002-36Q as a border leaf

Other features tested:

  • DCI Interconnectivity between data centers
  • Interoperability with NSX-T Edge Gateway
  • Host connectivity between fabric-connected hosts created by Apstra towards NSX-managed hosts