When deploying an SDDC by using VMware Cloud Foundation™, the integration of the software stack with your environment occurs at various logical (Active Directory, certificates, and VLANs) and physical (network uplinks and physical hardware) points. The Using Hosts with Multiple Physical NICs with VMware Cloud Foundation technical note provides guidelines on physical and logical network integration.
Usually, you deploy physical servers with two physical network interface cards (physical NICs). However, you can use this technical note when your SDDC configuration requires three or more physical NICs per host in a workload domain with VMware NSX® Data Center for vSphere® to understand the reasons for such a configuration and learn how to deploy the SDDC on top of it.
By using VMware Cloud Foundation, you can deploy your SDDC on Dell EMC VxRail, VMware vSAN ReadyNodes, or other hardware listed on the VMware Compatibility Guide. This technical note is for vSAN ReadyNodes and hardware listed on the VMware Compatibility Guide.
For guidance on using multiple physical NICs on VxRail, consult your Dell EMC team.
- Software-Defined Networking
This tech note is applicable only to virtual infrastructure workload domains with NSX for vSphere.
You must have an instance of VMware Cloud Foundation 3.9.1 or later deployed in at least a single region. See the VMware Cloud Foundation documentation.
Required VMware Software
Using Hosts with Multiple Physical NICs with VMware Cloud Foundation is compliant with certain product versions according to the version of VMware Cloud Foundation. See VMware Cloud Foundation Release Notes for more information about supported product versions. See VMware Cloud Foundation documentation.