VxRail networking rules and restrictions
- The Ethernet ports selected during the VxRail initial build process to support the VxRail cluster are reserved exclusively for VxRail usage and cannot be reconfigured for purposes outside of VxRail networking.
- Any unused Ethernet ports on the nodes that are not reserved by the VxRail cluster can be used for other purposes, such as guest networks, NFS, and so forth.
- For VxRail nodes supplied with 10 GbE ports or 25 GbE ports, the VxRail cluster can be configured with either two ports or four ports to support VxRail network traffic.
- For VxRail clusters running at 1 GbE speed, four ports on each node must be reserved for VxRail network traffic.
- The speed setting for each VxRail node port selected for the initial cluster build operation must be the same.
- All-flash VxRail models must use either 10 GbE or 25 GbE NICs. 1 GbE is not supported for all-flash.
- The network port type selected for a VxRail cluster must have the same Ethernet port types across all VxRail nodes. For instance, mixing RJ45 and SFP+ ports to support VxRail cluster network operations is not allowed.
- One additional port on the switch or one logical path on the VxRail external management VLAN is required for a workstation or laptop to access the VxRail user interface for the cluster.