Juniper Apstra Demo: Adding a New Virtual Network

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The title slide of the presentation is shown. The title is written in black on a white background. It reads, “Juniper Apstra Demo: Add a New Virtual Network to Existing Data Center Fabric.” There are two sets of green curvy lines shown, one to the left and one to the right of the title. The Juniper logo is in the bottom right corner.

It’s SO easy to add a virtual network with Apstra. Here’s how.

With Apstra, adding a new virtual network to an existing data center fabric is simple. Follow along as this short demo takes you step-by-step through the process from start to finish.

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You’ll learn

  • First step: create a new routing zone 

  • FYI: Red elements or tabs mean there are additional elements to define

  • Why you should write a note when you make changes –– and how to do so

Who is this for?

Network Professionals Business Leaders


0:01 [Music]

0:07 this video is to illustrate how easy it

0:10 is to add a new virtual network to an

0:12 existing data center fabric using

0:14 juniper appstra

0:18 the stage tab is where you can make

0:20 changes to the active blueprint under

0:22 virtual tab i'm going to create a new

0:25 routing zone

0:32 i'm going to allow the system to

0:34 allocate resources from pools that are

0:36 previously defined

0:40 this is the routing policy i'm going to

0:41 select for this tenant

0:48 as we see the new routing zone being

0:50 created we see red indicators telling us

0:52 that there's additional elements that we

0:54 need to define

0:58 in this case it's loopback ips so we're

1:01 going to select a pool

1:04 we'll save that and the resources will

1:06 be allocated for the configurations that

1:08 will be generated shortly

1:13 as the resources have populated the tab

1:15 turns green and the changes are queued

1:17 in the uncommitted tab for review before

1:20 we push the changes live

1:22 now we're going to create the virtual

1:24 network that resides within the new vrf

1:28 it's a vxlan that will extend to all of

1:31 the racks in the system

1:40 i specify the routing zone that we just

1:42 created in the previous step

1:47 let's use this selection to make the

1:49 same vlan id represent this virtual

1:52 network on each switch

1:55 when i make the tagged selection it will

1:58 create a connectivity template that

2:00 we'll use to add a tagged vlan to

2:02 workloads that we add later to the

2:04 fabric

2:11 and i'll specify all three racks that i

2:13 have in the system for the location of

2:15 this virtual network

2:22 another red tab appears that tells me i

2:24 need to specify a pool for ip addressing

2:33 i select a pool the addresses are

2:35 allocated and then the changes are also

2:38 queued in the end uncommitted tab

2:41 when it changes from red to yellow that

2:43 means that the change is waiting for me

2:45 to review before i commit them to the

2:47 active network in this case all looks

2:50 good so i will commit

2:56 it's recommended to write a note when we

2:58 make changes because it lets others know

3:00 what the change was about

3:06 and it will also show in the time

3:08 voyager tab in case we want to roll back

3:10 undo the change

3:20 at this stage i'm going to view the

3:22 configuration of the device and i'm

3:24 going to verify that the new virtual

3:25 network has been created

3:30 as a final result you can see red 41 now

3:33 exists in the configuration for this

3:35 leaf switch

3:37 [Music]

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