For the VxRail initialization process to pass validation and build the cluster, you must configure the adjacent top-of-rack switches and upstream network before you plug in VxRail nodes and powering them on.
This section provides guidance on the tasks that must be undertaken on the data center network to prepare for the VxRail initial implementation. You can use the information in Appendix C: VxRail Setup Checklist for guidance. Be sure to follow your vendor’s documentation for specific switch configuration activities and for best practices for performance and availability.
You can skip this section if you plan to enable Dell EMC SmartFabric Services and extend VxRail automation to the TOR switch layer.