This procedure refers to the rack being added as rack 2. Follow the same procedure for adding any rack.
Before you begin
Ensure that rack 2 is powered down so that there is no connectivity between rack 1 and rack 2.
The bring-up process must have been completed successfully on rack 1. Rack 1 Dashboard must be accessible and the SDDC Manager VM (VRM) on rack 1 must be powered on.
Password rotation must have been completed on rack 1.
- Make the following connections:
Rack 1 ToR 1 port 49 to spine 1 port 1 on rack 2
Rack 1 ToR 1 port 50 to spine 2 port 1 on rack 2
Rack 1 ToR 2 port 49 to spine 1 port 2 on rack 2
Rack 1 ToR 2 port 50 to spine 2 port 2 on rack 2
- While rack 2 is still powered down, verify that the ports on the spine switches on rack 2 are up.
- Verify that the link connectivity LED between the racks is up.
What to do next
Power on rack 2.