Flexible Inline Arrangements

This chapter provides an overview about the flexible inline arrangements, the supported platforms and software versions, the supported and unsupported functionalities, and limitations. It also provides details about how to configure the flexible inline maps and how to visualize the flexible inline arrangements canvas.

Important: It is recommended to define inline configurations through GigaVUE‑FM.

■   If you configure a flexible inline arrangement solution using the GigaVUE-OS CLI, you cannot view or manage it using GigaVUE‑FM.
■   If you modify a flexible inline arrangement solution using the GigaVUE-OS CLI, you cannot view the changes in GigaVUE‑FM.

Note:  If your nodes and GigaVUE‑FM instance are running software version 5.6.xx or earlier, ensure that you add all the nodes to GigaVUE‑FM, upgrade the GigaVUE‑FM to 5.8.xx, and then upgrade the nodes to 5.8.xx. This is to ensure that the flexible inline maps added to the nodes before the upgrade are visible in the canvas in GigaVUE‑FM.Refer to the GigaVUE‑OS Upgrade guide for details.

Refer to the following sections for details:

■   About Flexible Inline Arrangements
■   Benefits of Flexible Inline Arrangements
■   About Flexible Inline Maps
■   Flexible Inline Arrangements—Rules and Notes
■   Visualize the Flexible Inline Arrangements Canvas
■   Configure Flexible Inline Flows
■   Troubleshoot Flexible Inline Flows
■   Backup and Restore Flexible Inline Flows

Note:  Flexible inline arrangement is an advanced approach than the (Classic) Inline Bypass Solutions . Classic Inline bypass functionality remains intact for backwards compatibility. For information on configuring classic inline bypass solutions , refer to Inline Bypass Solutions in the GigaVUE Fabric Management Guide v5.13 or earlier.