The following diagram shows the network architecture configured for this solution using the PowerFlex best practices:
Figure 4. HCI network configuration
- Two Dell S5048F switches are configured with VLT to provide fault tolerance and enable connectivity with other switches. Storage nodes, Compute nodes, Management, and other teamed networks use the Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP).
- Two dual-port 25 Gb Mellanox NICs on each server provide 4 x 25 Gb ports.
- SDS and SDC data communication use dedicated 2 x 25 G uplinks in bond topology.
- Application management and PowerFlex management use another dedicated 2 x 25 G uplink in bond topology.
For more information, see PowerFlex rack architecture.