Orchestrating Data Center Networks with Aruba Fabric Composer (ODCNAFC)


Course Overview

Aruba Fabric Composer allows a network administrator to orchestrate data center fabrics using a guided, step-by-step approach. Aruba Fabric Composer applies best practice configurations and ensures a fast and error-free deployment. This course will help a student understand and use Aruba Fabric Composer in a datacenter environment.

Who should attend

Network engineers with 2-3 years of experience that need to design, manage and troubleshoot data center networks.


Aruba highly recommends learners have a networking knowledge equivalent to the Aruba Certified Switching Professional (ACSP) certification. Additionally, knowledge of VXLAN and MP-BGP technologies and configuration are recommended.

Course Objectives

After you successfully complete this course, expect to be able to:

  • Describe Aruba Fabric Composer features and functions
  • Install, operate and manage Aruba Fabric Composer
  • Manage Switches with Aruba Fabric Composer
  • Create AOS-CX VSX pairs and VSF stacks
  • Create a layer 2 data center fabric
  • Create a layer 3 / leaf-spine fabric with a VXLAN overlay and an EVPN control plane
  • Integrate with Aruba NetEdit, HPE Servers using ILO Amplifier, and VMware vSphere

Course Content

Aruba Fabric Composer Introduction
  • Data Center Network introduction
  • Data Center design
  • Aruba Fabric Composer (AFC) fabrics
  • AFC integration with multiple platforms
Installing Aruba Fabric Composer
  • Install options
  • Hardware requirements
  • AFC install using OVA
  • AFC install using ISO
  • Licenses
Operation and Administration
  • Graphical user interface
  • User creation
  • LDAP integration
  • Logs and troubleshooting
Switch Management
  • Discovery
  • Configuration
  • Management
  • Monitoring
  • Upgrades
AOS-CX Virtualization and Stacking
  • Virtualization technologies
  • VSX
  • VSF
Leaf-Spine Introduction
  • L2 Leaf-Spine
  • L3 Leaf-Spine
  • Underlay and overlay concepts
  • Configure a data fabric with EVPN overlay
Integration with HPE Aruba
  • Integrating AFC with HPE products
  • Key advantages of watch integration
VMware Integration
  • Integration with VMware products and solutions
  • AFC integration benefits to VMware vSphere, SDDC and NSX-T
Nutanix Prism Integration
  • Integrate AFC and Nutanix Prism and its benefits
Rest API
  • Rest API operations and methods
  • AFC API Explorer
  • External resources for AFC automation

Prices & Delivery methods

Online Training

3 days

  • £ 1,705.—
Classroom Training

3 days

  • United Kingdom: £ 1,705.—

Currently there are no training dates scheduled for this course.