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I am having my first foray into Nutanix using 3 x Dell XC servers and 2 x Dell X4012 switches (stacked), TOR switches are Dell N3024 stacked - I have come from a background of VMware using blades and SANs, so I a little confused on the process for setting up the external networking. What vlans etc do I need on the switches for the Nutanix management, vmotion and storage etc? Is there any best practice documents or has someone completed a similar task and documented the procedures?

Any hints, tips or configs gratefully received.
Thanks
Eric
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Best answer by Eric-The_Viking 2 November 2018, 17:28

Hi All
I am having my first foray into Nutanix using 3 x Dell XC servers and 2 x Dell X4012 switches (stacked), TOR switches are Dell N3024 stacked - I have come from a background of VMware using blades and SANs, so I a little confused on the process for setting up the external networking. What vlans etc do I need on the switches for the Nutanix management, vmotion and storage etc? Is there any best practice documents or has someone completed a similar task and documented the procedures?

Any hints, tips or configs gratefully received.
Thanks
Eric



I found the 2 Nutanix best practice documents very helpful, I have now segmented my network accordingly.
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Userlevel 2
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Hi All
I am having my first foray into Nutanix using 3 x Dell XC servers and 2 x Dell X4012 switches (stacked), TOR switches are Dell N3024 stacked - I have come from a background of VMware using blades and SANs, so I a little confused on the process for setting up the external networking. What vlans etc do I need on the switches for the Nutanix management, vmotion and storage etc? Is there any best practice documents or has someone completed a similar task and documented the procedures?

Any hints, tips or configs gratefully received.
Thanks
Eric



I found the 2 Nutanix best practice documents very helpful, I have now segmented my network accordingly.
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Hi @Eric-The_Viking

You able to share which best practice docs helped? It would be helpful for others in the community to know. BTW - will you be at .NEXT London? Be nice to meet you and say 'hi' at the community lounge.
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Hi @Eric-The_Viking

You able to share which best practice docs helped? It would be helpful for others in the community to know. BTW - will you be at .NEXT London? Be nice to meet you and say 'hi' at the community lounge.



Hi aluciani

It was the AHV Networking Best Practices, AHV Admin Guide v55 and
Acropolis-hypervisor-best-practices-guide

Unfortunately the .NEXT is too many pennies for me 🤓
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Thanks for sharing! @Eric-The_Viking 👍

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