The following tables show the network connectivity options that are supported for base connectivity on the onboard adapter cards for each VxRail model series. They also show the available PCIe-based adapter options for the expansion slots on the nodes. Factors such as the VxRail model series selected for the cluster, and the number of CPUs installed per node, drive:
- The supported Ethernet and Fibre Channel adapter card models
- The number of slots available for expansion
- The maximum number of networking ports supported per node
The following networking connectivity rules apply to VxRail nodes:
- The NDC-OCP ports that are installed into the back of each VxRail node are required. A VxRail node cannot be ordered without an NDC-OCP adapter selection.
- There is only one NCP-OCP slot per VxRail node, and only one option can be selected per VxRail node.
- PCIe expansion slots can be populated to support VxRail cluster networking, or to support networking requirements outside of VxRail.
Figure 7. Node connectivity options for 14th generation VxRail models with Intel CPUs
Figure 8. Node connectivity options for 15th generation VxRail models with Intel CPUs
Figure 9. Node connectivity options for VxRail models with AMD CPUs