fabric-create

This command is used to create a fabric on the network.

Syntax   fabric-create

name name-string

Specify the name of the fabric.

Specify any of the following options:

repeer-to-cluster-node cluster-repeer-node name

Specify if you want to replace a dead cluster node by restoring the switch against the existing cluster node.

vlan vlan-id

Specify VLAN for the fabric.

password password-string

Specify the fabric password.

fabric-network in-band|mgmt

Specify the in-band interface or the management interface to send fabric communications over the fabric.

control-network

in-band|mgmt

Specify the in-band interface or the management interface to send fabric communications over the control plane.

delete-conflicts|
abort-on-conflict

Specify the action to take when there is a conflict with another fabric.

fabric-advertisement-network inband-mgmt|inband-vmgmt|inband-only|mgmtonly

Specify the network for fabric advertisement.

Defaults   If the multicast address is not specified, a random IPv6 address in the range from ff95::239:4:10:1 to ff95::239:4:10:ff is used as the default fabric multicast address. Unless you specify a password, the default password for the fabric is blank.

Access   CLI

History   

Version 1.2

Command introduced.

Version 2.2

The parameter, mcast-ip, deprecated. The parameter, vlan, added.

Version 2.2.4

The parameter, network-type, added.

Version 2.4

The parameter, network-type, removed. Two parameters, fabric-network and control-network added. The parameter, repeer-to-cluster-node, added. 

Version 2.4.1

The parameters, fabric-advertisement-network inband-mgmt|inband-only added.

Usage   The fabric consists of one or more switches that share a fabric administrative domain. The fabric presents the abstraction of a big logical switch with a single point of management, hiding the complexity of the underlying collection of switch hardware and inter-switch links. This command creates the fabric abstraction, but not the switch membership.

Examples  To create a fabric named MyFabric with the password b0n3s123

CLI network-admin@switch > fabric-create name MyFabric password b0n3s123

fabric-info

This command is used to display information about a fabric on the switch.

Syntax   fabric-info

Defaults   None

Access   CLI

History   Command introduced in nvOS Version 1.2.1.

Usage   The fabric consists of one or more switches that share an administrative domain. The fabric presents the abstraction of a big logical switch with a single point of management, hiding the complexity of the underlying collection of switch hardware and inter-switch links. Use this command to display information about the fabric on a local switch.

Examples  To display information about a fabric, use the following command:

CLI network-admin@switch > fabric-info

name:     pn-fab

ident:    a1634:b

mcastaddr:ff95::239:4:10:2c

tid:      0

fabric-join

This command is used to join an existing fabric on the switch.

Syntax   fabric-join

Specify one of the following options:

name name-string

Specify the name of the fabric.

password password-string

Specify the fabric password if configured.

switch-ip ip-address

Specify the IP address of the switch joining the fabric.

Specify any of the following options:

vlan vlan-id

Specify VLAN for the fabric.

delete-conflicts|

abort-on-conflict

Specify the action to take when there is a conflict with another fabric.

location-id location-id-number 

Specify the location ID to use for joining the fabric.

repeer-to-cluster-node cluster-repeer-node name

Replace a dead cluster node by restoring against the existing cluster node.

Defaults   None.

Access   CLI

History   

Version 1.2

Command introduced.

Version 2.2

 The parameter, vlan, added.

Version 2.3

The parameter, repeer-to-cluster-node, added.

Version 3.0.0

The parameter, repeer-to-cluster-node, deprecated. The parameter location-id added.

Version 5.1.1

The parameter, repeer-to-cluster-node, re-added.

Usage   The fabric consists of one or more switches that share an administrative domain. The fabric presents the abstraction of a big logical switch with a single point of management, hiding the complexity of the underlying collection of switch hardware and inter-switch links. Use this command to join a fabric.

Examples  To join the fabric, network-1, with the id, admin, and the password, pizzatime, use the following command:

CLI network-admin@switch > fabric-join name network-1 id admin password pizzatime

fabric-local-modify

This command is used to modify a local fabric on the network.

Syntax   fabric-local-modify

vlan vlan-id

Specify the VLAN to modify on the local fabric.

control-network in-band|mgmt

Specify the in-band interface or the management interface to send fabric communications over the control plane.

fabric-network in-band|mgmt

Specify the in-band interface or the management interface for fabric administrative network.

fabric-advertisement-network inband-mgmt|inband-vmgmt|inband-only|mgmt-only

Specify if you want to send fabric advertisement packets over the inband management interface or inband only.

Defaults   The default VLAN for a fabric is VLAN 0.

Access   CLI

History   .

Version 2.2

Command introduced.

Version 2.2.4

The parameter, network-type, introduced.

Version 2.4

The parameter, network-type, removed. Two parameters, fabric-network and control-network added. The parameter, repeer-to-cluster-node, added.

Version 2.4.1

The parameter, fabric-advertisement-network, added.

Usage   In some network configurations, you may want to assign a different VLAN to a local fabric.

Examples  To modify a local fabric and assign it to VLAN 2, use the following syntax:

CLI network-admin@switch > fabric-local-modify vlan 2

fabric-stats-show

This command is used to display statistical information about the fabric configured on the network.

Syntax   fabric-stats-show  

id id-number

Specifies the ID number automatically assigned to the fabric.

servers servers-number

Specifies the number of servers in the fabric.

storage storage-number

Specifies the storage occupying the fabric.

VM VM-number

Specifies the number of VMs in the fabric.

vlan vlan-number

Specifies the number of VLANs in the fabric.

vxlan vxlan-number

Specifies the number of VXLANs in the fabric.

tcp-syn tcp-syn-number

Specifies the number of TCP packets synchronized by the fabric.

tcp-est tcp-est-number

Specifies the number of TCP packets estimated on the network.

tcp-completed tcp-completed-number

Specifies the number of completed TCP packets.

tcp-bytes tcp-bytes-number

Specifies the number of TCP bytes sent through the fabric.

udp-bytes udp-bytes-number

Specifies the number of UDP bytes sent through the fabric.

arp arp-number

Specifies the number of ARPs on the fabric.

Defaults   None

Access   CLI

History   

Version 1.2

Command introduced.

Version 2.4

The parameter, VLAN, deprecated.

Version 2.4.1

The parameter, vlan, added.

Usage   Use this command to display statistical information about the fabric configured on the network.

Examples  To display the statistics about the fabric, use this command:

CLI network-admin@switch > fabric-stats-show layout vertical

switch:               pleiades25

id:                   0

servers:              0

storage:              0

VM:                   0

vxlan:                0

tcp-syn:              294

tcp-est:              51

tcp-completed:        67

tcp-bytes:            149

udp-bytes:            0

arp:                  0

vlan:                 0

 

fabric-show

This command is used to display information about a fabric on the switch.

Syntax   fabric-show

name name-string

Specifies the name of the fabric.

switch-ip ip-address

Specify the IP address of the switch joining the fabric.

id

Specifies the identifier for the fabric.

repeer-to-cluster-node cluster-repeer-node name

Specifies if the action is to replace a dead cluster node by restoring against the existing cluster node.

vlan vlan-id

Specifies the VLAN ID for the fabric.

fabric-network in-band|mgmt

Specifies the fabric network as in-band or management network.

control-network in-band|mgmt

Specifies the control network type as in-band or through the management interface.

tid tid-number

Specifies the transaction identifier.

fabric-advertisement-network inband-mgmt|inband-vmgmt|inband-only|                   mgmt-only

Specify if you want to send fabric advertisement packets over the inband management interface or inband only.

Defaults   None.

Access   CLI

History   

Version 1.2

Command introduced.

Version 2.2

The parameters, multicast-ip, and cid, deprecated.

Version 2.2.8

The parameter, network-type, added.

Version 2.3

The parameter, repeer-to-cluster-node, added. 

Version 2.4

The parameter, network-type, changed to fabric-network and control-network. 

Usage   The fabric consists of one or more switches that share an administrative domain. The fabric presents the abstraction of a big logical switch with a single point of management, hiding the complexity of the underlying collection of switch hardware and inter-switch links. Use this command to display information about the fabric.

Examples  To display the fabric, network-1, use the following command:

CLI network-admin@switch > fabric-show name network-1

name:                   network-1

id:                     b0000dd:577a8c70

vlan:                   0

fabric-network:         in-band

control-network:        in-band

tid:                    11

fabric-unjoin

This command is used to unjoin an existing fabric on the switch.

Syntax   fabric-unjoin [delete-conflicts|abort-on-conflict]

delete-conflicts|
abort-on-conflict

Specify the action to take when there is a conflict with another fabric.

Defaults   None.

Access   CLI

License SDF

History   Command introduced in nvOS Version 1.2.1.

Usage   The fabric consists of one or more switches that share an administrative domain. The fabric presents the abstraction of a big logical switch with a single point of management, hiding the complexity of the underlying collection of switch hardware and inter-switch links. Use this command to join a fabric.

Examples  To join the fabric, network-1, with the id, admin, and the password, pizzatime, use the following command:

CLI network-admin@switch > fabric-unjoin name network-1 id admin password pizzatime

fabric-stats-show

This command is used to display statistical information about the fabric configured on the network.

Syntax   fabric-stats-show

id id-number

Specifies the ID number automatically assigned to the fabric.

servers servers-number

Specifies the number of servers in the fabric.

storage storage-number

Specifies the storage occupying the fabric.

VM VM-number

Specifies the number of VMs in the fabric.

vlan vlan-number

Specifies the number of VLANs in the fabric.

vxlan vxlan-number

Specifies the number of VXLANs in the fabric.

tcp-syn tcp-syn-number

Specifies the number of TCP packets synchronized by the fabric.

tcp-est tcp-est-number

Specifies the number of TCP packets estimated on the network.

tcp-completed tcp-completed-number

Specifies the number of completed TCP packets.

tcp-bytes tcp-bytes-number

Specifies the number of TCP bytes sent through the fabric.

udp-bytes udp-bytes-number

Specifies the number of UDP bytes sent through the fabric.

arp arp-number

Specifies the number of ARPs on the fabric.

Defaults   None

Access   CLI

History   

Version 1.2

Command introduced.

Version 2.4

The parameter, VLAN, deprecated.

Version 2.4.1

The parameter, vlan, added.

Usage   Use this command to display statistical information about the fabric configured on the network.

Examples  To display the statistics about the fabric, use this command:

CLI network-admin@switch > fabric-stats-show layout vertical

switch:               pleiades25

id:                   0

servers:              0

storage:              0

VM:                   0

vxlan:                0

tcp-syn:              294

tcp-est:              51

tcp-completed:        67

tcp-bytes:            149

udp-bytes:            0

arp:                  0

vlan:                 0