Verify that SFP+ connectors are supported by the switches in your environment.

Power

  • All switches must have redundant power supplies.

  • Each power supply must be connected to a separate rack PDU.

Airflow

Switches must be installed to allow front-to-back airflow.

Switch Mode

Ensure that the mode for each switch is set such that it is ready to accept a new image and configuration.

Table 1. Required Mode for Supported Vendors

Vendor

Mode

Cisco ToR and inter-rack switches

POAP

Recommended NXOS version is 7.0.3.I7.1.

Arista ToR and inter-rack switches

ZTP

Dell management switch

ONIE

Recommended version is 3.24.1.2.