Creating a Fabric

Fabrics make it possible for you to create volumes, buckets, and topics in a cloud or on-premises deployment. If your organization has multiple departments or multiple use cases to support, you can create multiple fabrics.

This page describes the basic steps to create a new fabric for any of the supported fabric providers (AWS, Azure, GCP, and on-premises).

Before Creating a Fabric

Note these considerations:
  • If you are creating your first fabric, see Fabric Deployment Using a Seed Node. You must use the seed node steps to create your first fabric. For all subsequent fabrics you can use the steps on this page.
  • To create a fabric, you must have fabric manager credentials. The Create Fabric button is not displayed for developer and infrastructure admin credentials.
  • Currently, only SSO users can create fabrics.
  • You must obtain a license for and register each new fabric that you create.
  • Always create fabrics one at a time. You cannot create multiple fabrics at the same time.
  • Creating an on-premises fabric requires that you provide host nodes before starting fabric creation. These nodes must meet certain requirements. Before creating an on-premises fabric, review Prerequisites for On-Premises Installation.

Steps for Creating a Fabric

Use the following steps to create a new fabric.
  1. Log on to the Data Fabric UI with Fabric Manager credentials.
  2. Click Create fabric. The Create fabric side drawer appears.
  3. Fill in the configuration parameters for the type of fabric you want to create:
  4. Click Create.
  5. To monitor the progress of fabric creation, check the status bar in the Fabric details dialog box, or click See details. Fabric creation can take 20 minutes or more.

    If fabric creation fails, you can retry the operation. Click the ellipsis in the Action column, and select Reinitiate.

    It is possible for fabric creation to fail because of a host-name resolution issue. See Troubleshooting Seed Node Installation.

    If fabric creation continues to fail, and the failure cannot be resolved manually, contact HPE Support.

  6. When the installation status shows Installed, click the ellipsis () in the Action column, and select View endpoints. The URL for the new fabric is displayed, and you can copy the URL to the clipboard.
  7. Add your fabric activation key. See Adding an Activation Key.
  8. Register the fabric. See Registering a Fabric.
  9. Set the billing model. See Setting the Billing Model.