Administrators need to decide on the characteristics of the fabric based on customer business needs. Is the fabric for a small data center with only a few nodes? Perhaps a Layer-2 Fabric will suffice. Will the customer need VXLAN to extend across a third-party fabric? Layer-3 is necessary, but which routing protocol? BGP? OSPF? Is this a typical production deployment where switch redundancy is essential or a lab automation environment where redundancy is optional?
Determining these requirements before you read this guide will help you determine which playbook to use when creating a fabric.