Deployment options for deploying SFS for VxRail include:
- Single rack deployment—A two-leaf SmartFabric is deployed in a single rack. All VxRail nodes are in the same rack, are connected to the two leaf switches, and a VxRail cluster is built. This is covered in Configure the First Leaf Switch Pair and Deploy First VxRail Cluster. Additional VxRail clusters may be deployed later to the same rack as the first cluster. Expansion to multirack is optional.
- 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. One or more VxRail nodes in the additional racks are connected to the additional SmartFabric leaf switches and are joined to the existing VxRail cluster. This is covered in Expand to Multirack. Additional clusters may also be deployed in multiple racks, as covered in Add a second VxRail cluster.
- Multirack deployment—A multirack SmartFabric with spines and two leaf switches per rack is deployed. VxRail nodes are installed in multiple racks and connected to the SmartFabric leaf switches in each rack. VxRail clusters are built using VxRail nodes in multiple racks.