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ESP Data Center Deploy

This guide is intended to provide an IT professional the prescriptive steps to deploy a Data Center network outlined in the Design document with the following products:

  • Aruba Fabric Composer
  • Aruba CX 8300 Series
  • Aruba CX 8400 Series
  • VMWare vSphere

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Document Conventions

Bold text indicates a command, navigational path, or a user interface element.


• the show vsx status command

• Navigate to Configurations > Routing > VRF

Italic text indicates the definition of important terminology.


• A VXLAN Tunnel Endpoint (VTEP) is the function within leaf switches that handles the origination and termination of point-to-point tunnels forming an overlay network.

Code blocks indicates a variable for which you should substitute a value appropriate for your environment.


• BGP router id:

For the most up-to-date information on ESP Data Center solutions, please visit the following: Validated Solution Guide Program

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