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 switches, rack servers, and chassis components that you might have. Instead, this figure shows only the cabling-option requirements for the rack servers, rack switches, Flex switches, and CMMs as they relate to setting up a single data/management network.
Figure 1. Example cabling for a single data and management network
Illustrates cabling the chassis, rack server and network to the top-of-rack switches for a single data and management network