A VxRail cluster can be extended beyond a single physical rack, and can extend to as many as six racks. All the network addresses applied to the VxRail nodes within a single rack must be within the same subnet.
- Use the same assigned subnet ranges for all VxRail nodes in the expansion rack. This option is required if SmartFabric Services are enabled in integrated mode on supporting switch infrastructure.
- Assign a new subnet range with a new gateway to the VxRail nodes in the expansion racks. (Your VxRail cluster must be running version 4.7.300 or later to use this option.)
- Your VxRail cluster must be running VxRail 4.7.300 or later.
- You are not deploying VCF on the VxRail cluster.
If the same subnets are extended to the expansion racks, the VLANs representing those VxRail networks must be configured on the top-of-rack switches in each expansion rack, and physical connectivity must be established. If new subnets are used for the VxRail nodes and management components in the expansion racks, the VLANs terminate at the router layer, and routing services must be configured to enable connectivity between the racks.