This command is used to create a fabric on the network.

fabric-create name name-string [repeer-to-cluster-node cluster-repeer-node name] [vlan vlan-id] [password password-string] [fabric-network in-band|mgmt][control-network in-band|mgmt] [delete-conflicts|abort-on-conflict] [fabric-advertisement-network inband-mgmt|inband-only]

name name-string

Specify the name of the fabric.

Specify any of the following options:

repeer-to-cluster-node cluster-repeer-node name

Specify if you want to replace a dead cluster node by restoring the switch against the existing cluster node.

vlan vlan-id

Specify VLAN for the fabric.

password password-string

Specify the fabric password.

fabric-network in-band|mgmt

Specify the in-band interface or the management interface to send fabric communications over the fabric.



Specify the in-band interface or the management interface to send fabric communications over the control plane.


Specify the action to take when there is a conflict with another fabric.

fabric-advertisement-network inband-mgmt|inband-only

Specify the network for fabric advertisement.

Defaults   If the multicast address is not specified, a random IPv6 address in the range from ff95::239:4:10:1 to ff95::239:4:10:ff is used as the default fabric multicast address. Unless you specify a password, the default password for the fabric is blank.

Access   CLI


Version 1.2

Command introduced.

Version 2.2

The parameter, mcast-ip, deprecated. The parameter, vlan, added.

Version 2.2.4

The parameter, network-type, added.

Version 2.4

The parameter, network-type, removed. Two parameters, fabric-network and control-network added. The parameter, repeer-to-cluster-node, added. 

Version 2.4.1

The parameters, fabric-advertisement-network inband-mgmt|inband-only added.

Usage   The fabric consists of one or more switches that share a fabric administrative domain. The fabric presents the abstraction of a big logical switch with a single point of management, hiding the complexity of the underlying collection of switch hardware and inter-switch links. This command creates the fabric abstraction, but not the switch membership.

Examples  To create a fabric named MyFabric with the password b0n3s123

CLI network-admin@switch > fabric-create name MyFabric password b0n3s123

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