Ready Solutions for VDI allows for flexibility in networking selections. Although several other choices are available, VDI validations have been performed with the following hardware:
- Dell EMC Networking S5248F (25 GbE ToR switch)—The PowerSwitch S5248F switch provides optimum flexibility and cost-effectiveness for demanding compute and storage traffic environments. This ToR switch features 48 x 25 GbE SFP28 ports, 4 x 100 GbE QSFP28 ports, and 2 x 100 GbE QFSP28-DD ports. The S5248F-ON also supports Open Network Install Environment (ONIE) for zero-touch installation of alternate network operating systems.
- Dell EMC Networking S4048 (10 GbE ToR switch)—The PowerSwitch S4048 switch optimizes your network for virtualization with a high-density, ultra-low-latency ToR switch that features 48 x 10 GbE SFP+ and 6 x 40 GbE ports (or 72 x 10 GbE ports in breakout mode), and up to 720 Gbps performance. The S4048-ON also supports ONIE.
Designed for linear scaling, VxRail uses a leaf-spine network architecture, consisting of two network tiers: an L2 leaf and an L3 spine that is based on 40 GbE and non-blocking switches. This architecture maintains consistent performance without any throughput reduction.