The networks defined in PowerFlex Manager are used in templates to specify the networks or VLANs that are configured on nodes and switches for services.
The following table outlines the purpose of each network:
General purpose LAN
Optional; used to access network resources for basic networking activities.
Used to identify the management network for a hypervisor or operating system deployed on a node.
Used to manage the network that you want to use for live migration. Live migration allows you to move running VMs from one node of the failover cluster to a different node in the same cluster.
Operating system installation
Allows static or DHCP network for operating system imaging on nodes.
Used for OOB management of hardware infrastructure.
Used for traffic between PowerFlex data clients (SDC) and data servers (SDS). Used for all node types except for dedicated storage-only nodes.
PowerFlex data (SDC traffic only)
Used for traffic between SDC and SDS and between SDS and SDS. Used for cloning a dedicated storage template.
PowerFlex data (SDS traffic only)
Used for traffic between SDS and SDS. Used for cloning a dedicated storage template.
Used for PowerFlex management traffic.
Used for PowerFlex replication traffic.