This option supports 2 to 16 AX nodes in a cluster and uses top-of-rack (ToR) switches for management and storage traffic networking. These architectures support both fully converged and non-converged network topologies. Host management and storage networking using each approach can be implemented in different ways. The scalable model supports:
- Fully converged single Switch Embedded Teaming (SET) for storage and management
- Non-converged physical and SET for storage and management, respectively
- Non-converged all-SET for storage and management
Note: Dell Technologies recommends to setup data centers with 25 GbE network switches as the price per port is almost identical to 10 GbE network switches. This gives an advantage for IT organizations to achieve maximum performance with the right cost.