Services – Manage VLE - Virtual Link Extension


Manage VLE


Selecting Overview → Manage → Services → Manage VLE displays the Manage VLE  dashboard with a list of any existing VLE settings.


Select the desired Fabric from the left side navigation bar and the dashboard updates showing all VLE entries from all switches within the Fabric.


Note: If no entries exist a "No Data Exists" message is displayed. You must first configure an entry on a switch. Prerequisite settings and configuration may be required.



The dashboard displays a list of existing VLE entries by Switch.


Additional parameters include: Name, Node 1, Node 2, Node 1 Port, Node 2 Port, Status and Tracking.


You sort the list of entries in the dashboard using the up / down  arrows above each of the columns to sort the information as needed.



Fabric Manager Services Manage VLE Fabric Dashboard


To delete a VLE entry use Delete by selecting the Cog  icon. A confirmation message requires an acknowledgment to continue deletion.



Fabric Manager Services Manage VLE Delete Entry


Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the previous screen without making any changes.


To modify a VLE entry use Edit by selecting the Cog  icon to make changes to the VLE configuration which include: 


  • tracking – (checkbox) - enable/disable tracking between VLE ports




Manage Services Manage VLE - Modify VLE


Click Save to continue or Cancel to return to the previous screen without saving any changes.


Select the desired switch from the fabric and the dashboard updates automatically with VLE switch settings by Name.


Additional parameters include: Node 1, Node 2, Node 1 Port, Node 2 Port, Status and Tracking.


You sort the list of entries in the dashboard using the up / down  arrows above each of the columns to sort the information as needed.





Fabric Manager Services Manage VLE Switch Dashboard


To obtain detailed information about a VLE select an entry in the dashboard.


A Details pane opens displaying the configuration information of the VLE.


Scroll through the list, as needed, and click X to return to the dashboard.



Fabric Manager Services Manage VLE Switch Details


To delete a VLE entry use Delete by selecting the Cog  icon. A confirmation message requires an acknowledgment to continue deletion.



Fabric Manager Services Manage VLE Delete Entry


Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the previous screen without making any changes.


To modify a VLE entry use Edit by selecting the Cog  icon to make changes to the VLE configuration which include: 


  • tracking – (checkbox) - enable/disable tracking between VLE ports




Manage Services Manage VLE - Modify VLE


Click Save to continue or Cancel to return to the previous screen without saving any changes.


VLEs are added by selecting Create virtual link extension tracking.


To add a VLE click Create virtual link extension tracking.



Fabric Manager Services Manage VLE - Create Virtual Link Extension Tracking



Enter the configuration parameters which include:


  • name – (required) - VLE name
  • node-1 (required) - VLE node 1
  • node-2 (required) - VLE node 2
  • node-1-port (required) - node-1 port of VLE
  • node-2-port (required) - node-2 port of VLE
  • tracking (checkbox) - enable/disable tracking between VLE ports


Click Save to continue or Cancel to return to the previous screen without saving any changes.


The VLE is added to the VLE Dashboard.



Fabric Manager Services Manage VLE - VLE Added to Dashboard



To delete a VLE entry use Delete by selecting the Cog  icon. A confirmation message requires an acknowledgment to continue deletion.



Fabric Manager Services VLE - Delete Entry