Importing a Fabric Database

You can import the fabric databases (including devices) of EFA versions that are earlier than version 2.1.0. The support of an older database by newer software is often called Brownfield support.

EFA supports the import (or migration) fabric databases of earlier versions in the following ways:

When you run the efa fabric import command, EFA performs the following tasks:

Upon successful migration, devices that are added to the fabric have the provisioning state of CFG-READY. You then run the efa fabric configure command to transition the devices to the CFG-IN-SYNC state.

For more information, see Considerations for Importing a Fabric Database.