The Dell PowerEdge MX9002m management module hosts the OpenManage Enterprise Modular (OME-M) console. Creation and deployment of SmartFabric topologies is facilitated using the OME-Modular console in conjunction with the SmartFabric OS10 network operating system on the MX9116n switch.
SmartFabric is a web-based mechanism to create a reusable networking template that can be applied to a PowerEdge MX7000 chassis, the IOMs (switches) and the compute sleds.
SmartFabric creates and configures the switches based on networking best practices. By selecting the topology, SmartFabric creates the VLT domain and VLTi connections and creates the uplink LACP enabled link aggregations. It assigns VLANs to ports as either tagged or untagged based on the networks that are created by the administrator through the SmartFabric interface.
- Create chassis groups.
- Create the networks to be used in the fabric.
- Select IOMs and create the fabric that are based on the required physical topology.
- Create uplinks from the fabric to the existing network and assign networks to those uplinks.
- Deploy the appropriate server templates to the compute sleds.
To create a SmartFabric using the OME-M console, follow the instructions in the Create the SmartFabric section of the Dell EMC PowerEdge MX Networking Deployment Guide.