Step 1: Cable the chassis, rack servers, and Lenovo XClarity Administrator host to the top-of-rack switches

Cable the chassis, rack servers, and XClarity Administrator host to the top-of-rack switches to enable communications between the devices and your network.

Procedure

Cable each Flex switch and CMM in each chassis, each rack server, and the XClarity Administrator host to both top-of-rack switches. You can choose any ports in the top-of-rack switches.

The following figure is an example that illustrates cabling from the chassis (Flex switches and CMMs), rack servers, and XClarity Administrator host to the top-of-rack switches.

Note: This figure does not depict all cabling options that might be required for your environment, depending on the rack servers and components in the chassis that you might have. Instead, this figure shows only the cabling-option requirements for the Flex switches, CMMs, and rack servers as they relate to setting up a management-only network.
Figure 1. Example cabling for a management-only network
Illustrates cabling the chassis and rack servers to the top-of-rack switches for a management-only network