In this example, three VxRail nodes are connected to a pair of Leaf switches with SmartFabric Services (SFS) enabled. Leaf1A and Leaf1B connect with a VLT port channel using a Layer 2 (L2) uplink to a switch pair named External-A and External-B. A DNS/NTP server/remote deployment workstation also connects to the external switches with a VLT port channel.
For remote deployment, the VxRail Manager VM is placed on the External Management VLAN and assigned an IP address of 172.18.11.72/24.
All ports that are shown on the four switches in the previous figure are tagged in the External Management VLAN, 1811.