A fabric is a logical group of devices that is managed as a single entity in one or multiple locations. Having a fabric in place enables several capabilities, such as the creation of virtual networks and user and device groups, and advanced reporting. Other capabilities include intelligent services for application recognition, traffic analytics, traffic prioritization, and steering for optimum performance and operational effectiveness.
The Cisco MSX allows you to add devices to a fabric network. These devices can be configured to act as control plane, border or edge devices within the fabric network.