Quick Start

There are features and functions used in UNUM Manager and UNUM Analytics that are common throughout the user interface (UI). Please refer to the Common Functions section for more information on the use of these functions and features.

A rapid method to easily build a Fabric using a L2 VRRP Playbook or L2 with Existing Spines Playbook.

UNUM Platform Global - Add Fabric using Quick Start

Click the Quick Start icon to create a new seed switch and enter the required parameters.

Step 1 General - Select a Playbook from the list of available Playbooks. The graphic updates with an illustration of the selected Playbook.

UNUM Platform Global - Add Fabric using Quick Start Playbook

Use the following configuration screens to build your fabric. 

Populate the setup window with the required information necessary to build the fabric, including one VLAN ID for initial day-0 connectivity.

Enter the information manually or use a Host File to populate the configuration window. Click +Choose File if you wish to use a host file.

A sample host file is available by clicking the Sample Host File link.

UNUM Platform Global - Add Fabric using Quick Start Sample Host File

The use of a host file is optional.

UNUM Platform Global - Add Fabric Switches using Quick Start

Note: The VRRP virtual IP address can either be an x.x.x.1 with a master router of x.x.x.2 and an alternate of x.x.x.3, or x.x.x.254 with a master router of x.x.x.253 and an alternate of x.x.x.253.  Administrators should choose the high or low option based on their fabric requirements.

Note: The green check marks on each line of switch information indicate that the switch is reachable and is in the applicable, unconfigured state. If a red x appears instead, administrators should check to see if they have a switch that is unreachable or already has a configuration applied. In the latter case, the switch needs to have the switch-config-reset command run on it to remove the configuration. 

Caution: The switch-config-reset command deletes the current config information, so use with caution.


The green check indicates a switch is reachable and in an unconfigured (or reset) state.


The red X indicates a switch is unreachable or already has Fabric information configured and will need a reset during the provisioning process.

The rotating  icon indicates a short discovery process to determine the switch configuration status.

Click Add to continue and add the new switches. The UNUM Dashboard displays a message confirming a successful add of the new seed switch. 

Conversely, a failed message is displayed if the seed switch cannot be added. You should review all configuration parameters and try again in this event.

Note: QS uses default values for DNS, Gateway, Domain Name, and NTP. If you need to change the QS default values enter the applicable values in the ZTP Server configuration panel and click Save. There is no need to start the ZTP Server for QS.

The Fabric Topology dashboard appears and indicates the progress of configuring the new fabric.

An Overall Progress Bar displays the status of the fabric creation and Individual Progress Bars display the configuration progress of each switch.

Indicators on the Topology Map display switch configuration checkpoints and status messages.

UNUM Platform Global - Add Fabric Switches using Quick Start - Fabric Create and Progress

During Fabric provisioning, you review the status using log files by clicking on Playbook Logs.

The following is an example of a partial Fabric log while provisioning is taking place. 

UNUM Platform Global - Add Fabric Switches using Quick Start - Fabric Create Playbook Logs

UNUM Platform Global - Add Fabric Switches using Quick Start - Fabric Created

Note: If the fabric appears to have gone over the estimated time, try refreshing your browser window.