This Ready Solution provides end-to-end I/O connectivity. It employs two Emulex LightPulse LPe32000 16 GB FC adapters per host for FC connectivity. One FC port per HBA is connected to a pair of redundant Connectrix DS-6610B FC switches to provide high availability.
The Dell EMC Networking S5200-ON family, which comprises the S5248, S5296, and S5232 switches, provides multi-line rate (100/25/10 GbE) network connectivity between the compute cluster and the rest of the data center. For more information, see the Dell EMC Networking S5200-ON Series Switches Specification Sheet.
The Dell EMC S4100-ON family, comprising the S4112, S4124, and S4148 switches, can provide 10/1 GbE connectivity in either SFP(+) configuration or in 10Gbase-T configuration. The 10Gbase-T configuration allows for a 10/1 GbE Cat 6 or 7 connection for data or management. For more information, see the Specification Sheet.
The Dell EMC S3048-ON switch provides 1 GbE connectivity. For more information, see the Dell EMC Networking S3048-ON Specification Sheet.
To provide high availability for network connections, multiple network cards in each server are connected to redundant network switches. Two 1 GB NICs connect to a pair of redundant S4100-ON series or S3048-ON switches, while two 10 or 25 GB NICs also connect to redundant S5200F-ON series switches. In accordance with SAP best practices and Dell EMC infrastructure design principles, each application is deployed as a separate workload VLAN. The VLAN is defined in the data center core network―for example, as DEV, QAS, or PRD.