The following figures show the appliance connectivity options that are supported on the Network Daughter Cards (NDCs) 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 6. VxRail Node Connectivity Options for Intel models
Figure 7. VxRail Node Connectivity Options for AMD models
The total number of PCIe adapter cards that can be installed in a VxRail node is dependent on the VxRail model selected and the number of installed CPUs.
The following connectivity rules apply to VxRail nodes based on 14th Generation Dell EMC PowerEdge servers:
- The NDC 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 is dependent of the number of PCIe slots supported on the VxRail node and the number of ports on each supported PCIe adapter card. 1 GbE connectivity is supported on single processor models only with a maximum of eight nodes per cluster.
- The 10GbE ports will auto-negotiate to 1 GbE when used with 1 GbE networking.