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Managing Layer 3 Fabrics

You can view and manage Layer 3 Fabrics in your network, using the Manage Layer 3 Fabric page.

To manage Layer 3 Fabrics:

  1. Under Views, select one of these options: Logical View, Location View, Device View, or Custom Group View.

    Do not select Dashboard View, or Topology View.

  2. Click or in the Network Director banner.
  3. In the Tasks pane, click Network Builder > Manage Layer 3 Fabrics.

    The Manage Layer 3 Fabrics page opens.

  4. Table 1 describes the information provided about Layer 3 Fabrics on the Manage Layer 3 Fabrics page. This page lists all Layer 3 Fabrics defined for your network, regardless of the scope you selected in the network view.
    Table 1: Manage Layer 3 Fabrics Field Descriptions



    Fabric Name

    Name given to the Layer 3 Fabric when the fabric was created.


    Description given when the fabric was created.


    Displays the following details about the fabric:

    • Type of fabric—3-stage

    • Number of deployed and active spine and leaf devices.

    Click View Topology to view the topology of the Layer 3 Fabric.


    Displays the current status of the Layer 3 Fabric. Status can be—In Design, In Progress, Deployed, or Failed.

    • In Design—The fabric creation is in progress. The user might have saved and exited the Create Layer 3 Fabric wizard without specifying all the details.

    • In Progress—All the details that Network Director requires to create the fabric was entered by the user. Network Director might be performing background actions such as copying software images or configurations.

      Click this field to view the status of the jobs that are running in the background.

    • Deployed—The fabric is deployed and provisioned in the network, but might not be connected.

    • Failed—Creation or deployment of the fabric failed.


    You can download the cabling plan or run a connectivity check by clicking the respective buttons in this field. You can also view details about the last run connectivity check by clicking View Connectivity Results.

    Mouse over this field to view the date and time when the last connectivity check was run.

    Updated Time

    Time when the fabric was last updated.


    All columns might not be displayed. To show or hide fields listed in the table, click the down arrow on the field header, select Columns, and select or clear the check box adjacent to the field that you want to show or hide.

  5. You can perform the following tasks from the Manage Layer 3 Fabrics page:
    • Click Create to create a new Layer 3 Fabric. For detailed steps, see Creating Layer 3 Fabrics.

    • Select a Layer 3 Fabric and click Edit to modify the fabric details. For detailed steps, see Editing Layer 3 Fabrics.

    • Select a Layer 3 Fabric and click Delete to delete the fabric.

    • Click Download Cabling Plan in the Cabling column to download the cabling plan of the fabric. For more details, see Performing Layer 3 Fabric Connectivity Checks.

    • Click Run Connectivity Check or Re-run Connectivity Check in the Cabling column to check the cabling plan for the fabric. Network Director performs the cabling check. You can view the result of the cabling check by clicking View Connectivity Results.

    • Click View Topology in the Summary column to view the physical topology of the Layer 3 Fabric. For more details, see Viewing Layer 3 Fabric Connectivity.