My office is going to get 3 node of the Dell EMC XC430 Xpress and I was thinking of setting them up instead of using professional service. I am a VCP and have prior experience setting up ESXI based on traditional SAN/Hypervisor methods. Hyper converged is something which is very new to me so I need require some help from you guys in the networking part. I've read that the SC430 Xpress is very easy to setup and the configuration script from factory setups everything including VMware ESXI.
I have read from the Dell documentation here
I will be using 2x Dell X4102 10GB SFP+ switches to connection to the nodes.
I believed that there will be 1 x iDrac port, 4 x 1GB and 2 x 10GB SFP+ card on the PCIe
Where are these connections support to go? My understanding is the 1 x iDrac port, 4 x 1GB will connect to my LAN which is the same network as my working laptop? The 2 x 10GB SFP+ will be connected to each of the 2x Dell X4102? The Dell documentation says 10GB to production network? The production is user LAN or rather the private ISCSI network which was used with traditional ISCSI SAN with ESXI hypervisors?
Can I set private IPs on the 10GB production network? Like 192.168.20.x? Dell specify not to use 192.168.5.x as they are used by the CVMs. Is the IP addresses setup the same as the EXSI hosts?
Do I need to enable stuffs like MTU 9000 Jumbo Packets just like normal ISCSI SAN setup procedures?
Dell says "Connect the management workstation for cluster set up to the same production network subnet where the XC Xpress appliance resides". How do I connect a laptop to spf+ connections?
Thanks everyone for your help.