Deployment options for deploying Isilon with SFS include:
- Single rack deployment – A two-leaf SmartFabric is deployed in a single rack. All Isilon and compute nodes are in the same rack, are connected to the two leaf switches, and a server cluster is built. This is covered Chapter 5 and Chapter 6 of this guide.
- Expand single rack deployment to multirack – The two-leaf SmartFabric is expanded to multirack by adding spine switches to connect the racks and two leaf switches per rack. Isilon and compute nodes in the additional racks are connected to the additional SmartFabric leaf switches and are joined to the existing cluster. This is covered in Chapter 9 of this guide.
- Multirack deployment – A multirack SmartFabric with spines and two leaf switches per rack is deployed. Isilon and compute nodes are installed in multiple racks and connected to the SmartFabric leaf switches in each rack.