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Nutanix phisical network on 1420

  • 24 May 2015
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Hi all,

I've read on hardware spec on 1420 and found that about network spec. They will have:
2x 1 GbE, Opt. NIC (add. Dual-Port1 GbE), 1x 10/100 BASE-T RJ45

Is it mean 10/100 port is for IPMI, 2x1Gb port for Hypervisor and VM controller?. As the userguide, I will need 3 IPs address for IPMI,hypervisor and VM Controller. But how about network physical? Is it need to use 2x1Gb port seperate for hypervisor and other one for VM controller?

Or 2x1gb is just one physical network with 2 two ports for redundancy?

Thank for your help.
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Best answer by tonyholland00 30 May 2015, 05:08

1 port is for IPMI the other 2 ports are just standard NICs that you will see in the hypervisor.

You can do what you want with them. Some customers etherchannel them together some let the be stand alone but setup exactly the same so they can fail over for each other.

My simple best practice is to use 1 nic for guest traffic and the other nic for Nutanix CVM traffic and they fail over for each other.

You do this in VMware by creating port groups for your user vm's and assign the NIC0 the primary and NIC1 as standby and the opposite for port group "Nutanix" which would be where your Nutanix Controller VM has it's nic. It would have NIC1 as Primary and NIC0 as standby.

Hope this helps.

Tony
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1 port is for IPMI the other 2 ports are just standard NICs that you will see in the hypervisor.

You can do what you want with them. Some customers etherchannel them together some let the be stand alone but setup exactly the same so they can fail over for each other.

My simple best practice is to use 1 nic for guest traffic and the other nic for Nutanix CVM traffic and they fail over for each other.

You do this in VMware by creating port groups for your user vm's and assign the NIC0 the primary and NIC1 as standby and the opposite for port group "Nutanix" which would be where your Nutanix Controller VM has it's nic. It would have NIC1 as Primary and NIC0 as standby.

Hope this helps.

Tony

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