The following figure shows the topology used in this guide.
The example used in this guide includes a management domain, named m01, and a workload domain, named w01. You can deploy more workload domains as needed. All VxRail nodes may be in a single rack or in multiple racks as shown. Nodes in the same domain may also be in more than one rack if needed.
If VxRail nodes in the same domain are in more than one rack, the domain’s NSX edge cluster should be in the rack containing the most nodes in the domain. This is considered a best practice because all traffic external to the domain passes through the domain’s NSX edge cluster.
In this deployment example, DNS, NTP, and DHCP services all run on the same server, as shown in the figure above. The IP address used in this guide for DNS, NTP, and DHCP services is 172.19.11.50.