The network design considerations described in this document are based on general network design and are provided as guidance to PowerScale administrators. All these considerations might not apply to each workload. It is important to understand each consideration and determine if it pertains to your specific environment.
Each network is unique, not only from a design perspective but also from a requirements and workloads perspective. Before making any changes based on the guidance in this document, discuss modifications with the Network Engineering team. Also, as a customary requirement for any major IT implementation, first test changes in a lab environment that closely mimics the workloads of the live network.