This guide describes how to implement the Pluribus Edge Data Center Interconnect (DCI) solution to interconnect multiple data centers running Dell EMC OS10 on the leaf and spine switches. The DCI solution uses the Pluribus Adaptive Cloud Fabric (ACF) software to provide an SDN-automated VXLAN over IP DCI fabric between all the DC sites. The application focus is on stretching Layer 2 VLANs to support VxRail vSAN clusters across multiple data centers to support workload mobility and active/active resiliency with a VxRail Witness Host.
The fabrics at each site, in each data center are interconnected across the WAN by connecting the border leaf switch pair at each DC location with standard VLANs to a pair of collocated Dell ON switches which are running Pluribus Netvisor ONE operating system and acting as the DCI switches.
The Pluribus Adaptive Cloud Fabric software is deployed between all the DCI switches and is a distributed architecture delivering a radically simplified approach to building large-scale DCI solutions.
ACF leverages industry standard Virtual Extensible LAN (VxLAN) encapsulation virtualized overlay network featuring SDN automation, transported over an IP underlay network.
The Pluribus DCI solution enables organizations to simplify their data center network with a distributed fabric bringing unified management across multiple data centers and unparalleled operational simplification and agility.
Supporting up to 64 geographically distributed data centers, the Pluribus Edge DCI solution allows the extension of Layer 2 (L2) and Layer 3 (L3) services across multiple locations using an existing WAN or core network.
The Pluribus ACF, can be managed by CLI, RESTful API, or Pluribus UNUM virtual appliance and also supports scripting languages such as Python and automation frameworks such as Ansible. UNUM is a unified fabric management, automation, and analytics platform that offers a rich UI and enables administrators to further reduce day 0, 1, and 2 DCI operations.
Hardware and Software Compatibility
Dell switches used for DCI must support Pluribus Netvisor ONE R5.2 or later. A list of compatible switches can be found here Pluribus Netvisor Open Networking Edition (ONE) Network Operating System