The following figure shows the network architecture that is configured for this solution using the PowerFlex best practices:
Figure 14. HCI network configuration
- In this solution, two Dell EMC S5048F switches are configured with VLT to provide fault tolerance and enable connectivity with other switches. Storage nodes, compute nodes, management, and other teamed networks use Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP).
- Two dual port 25 Gb Mellanox NICs on each server provide 4 x 25 Gb ports.
- SDS and SDC data communication uses dedicated 2 x 25G uplinks in bond topology.
- Application management and PowerFlex management use another dedicated 2 x 25G uplink in bond topology.