This procedure refers to the rack being added as rack 2. Follow the same procedure for adding any rack.

Before you begin

  1. Ensure that rack 2 is powered down so that there is no connectivity between rack 1 and rack 2.

  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.

  3. Password rotation must have been completed on rack 1.

Procedure

  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

  2. While rack 2 is still powered down, verify that the ports on the spine switches on rack 2 are up.
  3. Verify that the link connectivity LED between the racks is up.

What to do next

Power on rack 2.