- Each node is connected to two 10G uplinks. A pair of Cisco Nexus 9372PX switches is used as top-of-rack (ToR) switches.
- Uplink connectivity to the core network through the ToR switches.
- Intel X520 dual-port 10Gb NIC is used for iSCSI connections to PowerMax. Each VxRail workload domain node has one network daughter card (NDC).
- Emulex LPe16002 dual-port 16Gb FC adapter is used for the FC connection to PowerMax. Each VxRail workload domain node has one FC HBA card.
The following figure shows the physical connectivity between the servers, arrays, and switches:
Figure 5. Physical connectivity between servers, arrays, and switches