Before you begin—In
this scenario, we will deploy three VRF instances,
the border leafs BL-1 and BL-2 in
You should ensure that you have already deployed the corresponding network(s)
on the fabric's leaf switches.
After deploying one
network on the leaf switches, you will have to deploy the associated VRF on the
border leafs so that the network(s) can be extended from/to the
To know how to create a new fabric, network, and VRF, see LAN Fabric
Provisioning section in the
DCNM user guide.
on vPC switch pairs can be either deployed or undeployed together on both the
In the Select a
Fabric page, click the
button at the top right part of the screen.
(After VRF Lite
extensions are created, the DCNM GUI automatically takes you to the Select a
Ensure that you
the drop-down box and click
the top right part of the screen). After clicking
VRF View. The
We will deploy 3 new
the border leafs. To do that, select the checkboxes (in the extreme left
button at the top right part of the screen. The VRF Deployment page (Topology
View) comes up. You can deploy VRFs on multiple switches simultaneously, but
with the same role. So, deploy the selected VRFs on the border leafs.
In the image,
you can see that the VRF instances are deployed on the leaf switches (green
color indicates deployed status). Note that the color code, and hence the
deployment state on switches is contextual and specific to the selection. In
this scenario, the deployed state only depicts that the 3 selected VRFs are
deployed on leaf switches LEAF3, LEAF1 and LEAF2. It does not display
information about other VRF deployment instances, if any.
multi-select check box at the bottom of the panel of options available (Step 1
in the image) at the right part of the page.
Then, click your
mouse (or track pad) and drag the cursor across BL-1 and BL-2 (Step 2 in the
image). Note that this is a vPC switch pair of border leafs.
Deploy screen (for VRFs) appears.
For VRF extension
on vPC switches, error messages will be displayed if only one border leaf is
selected for VRF Lite extension, or if both the switches are selected for
extension but only one (on no) border leaf extension is selected with extension
details. Error messages:
In the VRF extension
on vPC switch pairs scenario, a tab is displayed for each VRF.
Click the checkbox
next to the
Both the border leaf check boxes will be selected automatically and the
Details section will appear at the bottom part of the screen.
Details section, select the
checkbox (or ensure that you select the check box in each row). This is how the
screen looks when you select both the switches and the Extension Details
Now, select the
MyVRF_50018 and MyVRF_50019 and similarly update relevant parameters.
Save button at
the bottom right part of the Switches Deploy screen to save all VRFs'
configurations on the selected switches. The VRF Deployment screen (Topology
BL-1 and BL-2 icons
will be displayed in blue color, indicating that a deployment is pending. If
you want to check your configurations, click on the Preview (eye) icon.
You can select a
switch and a VRF to view corresponding configurations. Configuration details of
MyVRF_5016 that is pushed to BL-1 are included in the
After you verify
that the configurations that are generated from the profiles are correct for
the selected switches, click the
(on the top right part of the Topology View screen) to deploy the MyVRF_50016,
MyVRF_50018, and MyVRF_50019 VRF configurations on BL-1 and BL-2.
DCNM shows the
deployment status in the topology by highlighting the switch icons with
different colors, yellow for
and red for
From the snapshot,
you can see that the MyVRF_50016, MyVRF_50018, and MyVRF_50019 VRF
configurations have been implemented on the vPC border leafs of the
You can also click the
View option to see the status.
are complete, you should enable configurations in Fabric2 too.