Dell EMC VxRail configures the management network port with static binding which is the default setting. But as per the VMware Validated Design guidelines, you need to change the binding type to ephemeral for the management network port.

To change the binding type for the management network port:

Prerequisites

  1. Log in to vCenter Server Appliance through vSphere Web client (Flash version).
  2. Navigate to Networking->Distributed Switch.
  3. Right click the Management Network Port group and click Edit Settings.
  4. Verify if the network binding type is static binding and note down the VLAN ID.

Procedure

  1. In vCenter Server Appliance, click Networking.
  2. Select Distributed Switch > Distributed Port Group.
    Right-click New Distributed Port Group, update Name as TempGroup and keep the configuration same as the management network port group.
  3. Change VLAN type from None to VLAN.
  4. Update VLAN ID to that of the management network port group.
  5. Click Next and review the configurations.
  6. Click Finish.
    A new port group, TempGroup, is created and is shown in the port group list of the distributed switch.
  7. Click Hosts and Clusters.
  8. Select the first host of the cluster and click Configure.
  9. Click Virtual Switches > Distributed Switch.
  10. Click the Migrate physical to virtual network adapters to this distributed switch option.
  11. In the Migrate Networking pop up screen, select only Manage VMkernel adapters.
    Click Next.
  12. Select the VMkernel network adapter associated with the management network.
  13. Click Assign port group.
  14. Select TempGroupAssign destination port group pop up screen and click OK.
    Click Next.
  15. Confirm Overall impact status as No impact. Click Finish.
  16. Repeat steps 8 to 15 for all the other hosts of the cluster.
  17. Click Networking.
  18. Right-click Management Network and click Edit Settings.
    In the Edit Settings screen, change Port binding from Static binding to Ephemeral - no binding.
  19. Select VLAN and make sure VLAN type is VLAN ID is the same.
  20. Click Hosts and Clusters.
    Select the first host of the cluster and click Configure.
  21. Select Virtual Switches > Distributed Switch.
  22. Click the Migrate physical to virtual network adapters to this distributed switch option.
  23. In the Migrate Networking pop up screen, select only Manage VMkernel adapters.
    Click Next.
  24. Select the VMkernel network adapter associated with the management network.
  25. Click Assign port group.
  26. Select the Management Network in Assign destination port group pop up screen and click OK. Click Next.
  27. Confirm Overall impact status as No impact. Click Finish.
  28. Repeat steps 21 to 27 for all the other hosts of the cluster.
  29. Click Networking.
  30. Select Distributed Switch > TempGroup.
  31. Right-click TempGroup and click Delete.
  32. Click Yes in Delete Distributed Port Group pop up UI screen.