The end-to-end I/O connectivity, as shown in the following figure, consists of multiple port channels and VLT configurations for LAN connectivity. Networking S4048T-ON switches provide 10 GbE network connectivity between the compute cluster and the rest of the data center.
Figure 2. End-to-end I/O connectivity
According to SQL Server 2017 best practices and Dell EMC infrastructure design principles, each application network is deployed as a separate workload VLAN that is defined in the data center core network. All the workload VLANs are created as virtual network adapters on the converged virtual switch across all network connections. The Emulex LightPulse LPe31002 Fibre Channel (FC) adapters are used for FC connectivity in the host operating system, and virtual FC adapters are used for the virtual machines (VMs) that require in-guest FC connectivity.