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We are adding a new gen6 director to our fabric. Virtual fabric question

We are adding a new gen6 director to our fabric.  Can we enable virtual fabrics on that switch before we join it to the fabric?

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Re: We are adding a new gen6 director to our fabric. Virtual fabric question

Hello,

you may enable VF whenever you want, there is only one restriction. Enable of VF is disruptive as the switch will perform reboot.

So it's depends on you, if you will enable it on switch attached to the fabric, during reboot current fabric will reconfigure.
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Re: We are adding a new gen6 director to our fabric. Virtual fabric question

If we perform the change after it is joined, will the entire fabric reboot?  If we perform the enable VF before then join it to the fabric, will that cause a fabric reboot?

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Re: We are adding a new gen6 director to our fabric. Virtual fabric question

Hello

 

If we perform the change after it is joined, will the entire fabric reboot? 

 

No only switch wher the VF will be enabled will be rebooted. Fabric will be reconfigure due to switch will unjoin and join fabric again.

No impact at all.

 

If we perform the enable VF before then join it to the fabric, will that cause a fabric reboot?

 

Always only switch where you enable VF will be rebooted.

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Marian Bezeg

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