How the EFA vCenter Service Works

Use the Extreme Fabric Automation (EFA) application to automate the configuration of the data center's physical network hardware once you have finished configuring your VMware vCenter Server and the associated virtual machines. EFA then imports VMware's infrastructure and topology information and then applies this to the fabric managed by it.

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vCenter Service Overview

EFA requires that the physical connection between the VMware ESXi servers and Extreme Fabric devices is working and is configured properly. You should also ensure that the EFA server can access the vCenter Server. The EFA server need not be connected to the individual ESXi servers for this service to work.

Once properly configured, the EFA vCenter service queries the VMware vCenter server to: