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Adding Switches to an Existing Fabric
To add a switch to an available fabric instance, use the following command:
CLI network-admin@switch > fabric-join name name-string
For example:
CLI network-admin@switch > fabric-join name Fabric1
In case of directly connected switches as in Figure 6, switch B learns about available fabrics from switch A and then sends a message to join the selected fabric.
Figure 5- 6:  Directly Connected Switch Joining a Fabric
Using the Tab key, Netvisor ONE displays all fabrics configured in the local network as options.
A switch joins the fabric either by using a discovered fabric name or by using a switch IP address.
To join a remote fabric, use the fabric-join command with a remote switch IP address:
CLI network-admin@switch > fabric-join switch-ip 192.168.2.2
fabric joined.
 
In addition, the Netvisor ONE software can use the password set up during the fabric creation process to encrypt communication between the nodes in the fabric. In such cases, when the switch joins a fabric instance from a node, you must type in the password to join it.
 
Informational Note: : Avoid creating fabrics with the same name to prevent conflicts.
Once a new switch joins an existing fabric, the new switch downloads all fabric configuration from the existing fabric switch and restarts the nvOSd (reboots). After the switch is rebooted and is up and running, the new switch becomes part of the existing fabric.