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Guidelines and Limitations
The following guidelines and limitations apply while configuring the fabric:
Pluribus recommends, for security reasons, to change the VLAN ID used to create an in-band fabric over a Layer 2 or Layer 3 network as Netvisor ONE uses a default VLAN ID, VLAN 1.
A fabric over the in-band network (Layer 2 or Layer 3) does not require a special MTU configuration.
A fabric over management uses Layer 2 multicast, so be sure you do not filter multicast traffic on your management switches.
Changing the IP address of a node joined to the fabric may cause the node to appear as offline for other fabric members. Therefore, before changing the IP address, un-join the fabric, and then rejoin the fabric to avoid any inconsistencies.
A Pluribus switch can only be part of one single fabric at a time.
Netvisor ONE supports the following currently validated, tested number of fabric nodes in the same fabric:
l 24 nodes for non-Plurisbus switches
l 40 nodes for Pluribus Networks switches
When setting up a fabric, switches can only join the fabric one at a time. If you have a large fabric, you should consider this delay during the provisioning of the fabric.
Occasionally, Netvisor ONE displays an error message when a switch joins a fabric: