The following figures show the appliance connectivity options that are supported on the Network Daughter Cards (NDCs) as base connectivity for each supported VxRail node model. Each diagram also shows the connectivity requirements for the physical node management port. Each diagram also shows the available PCIe-based options that are supported for each VxRail node model, including Fibre channel.
Figure 7. VxRail Node Connectivity Options for 14th Generation Intel models
Figure 8. VxRail Node Connectivity Options for 14th Generation AMD models
Figure 9. VxRail Node Connectivity Options for 15th Generation Intel Models
Figure 10. VxRail Node Connectivity Options for 15th Generation AMD Models
Note: The total number of PCIe adapter cards that can be installed in a VxRail node depends on the VxRail model selected and the number of installed CPUs on the node.
The following connectivity rules apply to VxRail nodes:
- The NDC/OCP built into the back of each VxRail node is required and cannot be ordered without one.
- Only one option can be selected for the NDC ports.
- More than one PCIe slot can be populated to support VxRail optional connectivity.
- The maximum number of optional ports supported per node depends on the number of PCIe slots supported on the VxRail node and the number of ports on each supported PCIe adapter card.