Verify the following prerequisites before proceeding:
- VxRail cluster—Decide if you want to plan for additional nodes beyond the initial three (or four)-node cluster. You can have up to 64 nodes in a VxRail cluster.
- VxRail ports—Decide how many ports to configure per VxRail node, what port type, and what network speed.
- Network switches—Ensure that your switches support VxRail requirements and provides the connectivity option that you chose for your VxRail nodes. Verify cable requirements.
- Data center—Verify that the required external applications for VxRail are accessible over the network and correctly configured.
- Topology—If you are deploying VxRail over more than one rack, be sure that network connectivity is set up between the racks. Determine the Layer 2 or Layer 3 boundary in the planned network topology.
- Workstation or laptop—Any operating system with a browser to access the VxRail user interface. The latest versions of Firefox, Chrome, and Internet Explorer 10 or above are all supported.
- Out-of-band management (optional)—One available port that supports 1 Gb for each VxRail node.