Other network features may affect the VMware Smart Assurance deployment design. Consider the following questions when gathering information on the network:
Does the organization require failover capabilities in network software?
Is there an “out-of-band” network just for management information? For example, are certain Ethernet ports just for management information? This is typical with some deployments in the financial and military or defense vertical markets.
What are the issues related to network latency, bandwidth, and speed available for network management traffic?