Dell EMC Management System

Dell EMC SmartFabric Director (SFD) enables data center operators to build, operate, and monitor an open network underlay fabric. SFD works with Dell EMC PowerSwitch Series switches to ensure that their physical underlay networks are tuned for the specific overlay environment.

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  • Abstracted view of the fabric—no must manage individual switches
  • Define, build, and maintain a Layer 2 or Layer 3 leaf spine data center fabric (underlay)
  • Intent template-based provisioning underlay
  • Authoritative repository of intent and switch configuration and state
  • Fabric health management and monitoring including events, logs, alarms, states, and metrics (counters)
  • Operator-driven remediation
  • Full life-cycle management of switches including grouping of switches and scheduling of jobs
  • Uses OpenConfig (gNMI, gNOI) for provisioning and streaming telemetry of switches