VxRail enforces a predefined network profile during initial implementation depending on the number of ports that are selected for VxRail networking, and the type of network ports. Starting with version 7.0.130, you can choose between a predefined network profile or choose to customize the network topology.
These diagrams show different options for physical wiring between VxRail nodes and the adjacent, top-of-rack switches, depending on your port selections. They are provided as illustrative examples to help with the planning and design process. All VxRail nodes are manufactured with Ethernet ports that are built into the NDC-OCP. Optional PCIe adapter cards can be installed in the VxRail nodes to provide additional Ethernet ports for redundancy and increased bandwidth.
Extra Ethernet connectivity may be required to support other use cases outside of VxRail networking. If so, additional slots on the VxRail nodes must be reserved for PCIe adapter cards. If this requirement is a current or potential future requirement, select a VxRail node model with sufficient PCIe slots to accommodate the additional adapter cards.