To support SAP HANA bandwidth requirements, SAP requires high-speed network connectivity for SAP HANA related networks. For more information, see SAP HANA Network Requirements.
The internode network is tested to ensure that every node can connect to every other node with the minimal throughput requirement provided by SAP.
In addition to the system networks that are required for management and vSphere for virtual HANA configurations, Dell EMC recommends configuring the following networks for the SAP HANA environments that will use the specified function:
For SAN fabric, Dell EMC’s storage networking recommendations include Dell EMC Connectrix FC or Dell EMC unified S4148U switches. The unified S4148U switch supports both Ethernet and FC networks.
MX Series modular switches are part of the PowerEdge MX server. PowerEdge MX Ethernet and FC I/O modules provide cost-effective, high-performance scalable networking—25 GbE and 32 GbE FC host connectivity with 100 GbE and 32 GbE FC uplinks. For more information about the supported hardware and the latest Open Networking OS10EE, see MX-Series Modular Switches.
For information about Dell EMC’s network deployment recommendations, see the following documentation: