When OMNI is integrated with vCenter, any port groups that are created in the vDS automatically have corresponding configurations applied to the SFS switches. This feature is enabled using the vmnic MAC address for the server interface ID when onboarding the server into SFS.
The initial configuration of the standard switch, VM Network on ESXi01 needs to be migrated to a vDS in vCenter. The steps for migrating VMkernels are outside the scope of this document. Refer to the Migrate VMkernel Adapters to a vSphere Distributed Switch documentation for more information about this process.
Once the migration is complete, the vDS configuration can be seen in the following figure.
Figure 54. Virtual distributed switch
Ensure that MTU (Bytes) is set to 9000 on the vDS, that the Discovery protocol Type is set to Link Layer Discovery Protocol, and that Operation is set to Both.
Figure 55. vDS settings
Next, create a distributed switch and port group for the OOB network. OMNI uses this network to communicate with the SFS switches.
Figure 56. OOB management distributed switch
The vDS-OOB topology is deployed as seen in the following figure:
Figure 57. vDS-OOB topology