Step 1: Cable the chassis and rack servers to the top-of-rack switches

Cable the chassis and rack servers to the same top-of-rack switch to enable communications between the devices.

Procedure

Cable each Flex switch and CMM in each chassis and each rack server to both top-of-rack switches. You can choose any ports in that top-of-rack switch.

The following figure is an example that illustrates cabling from the chassis (Flex switches and CMMs) and rack servers to the top-of-rack switches when Lenovo XClarity Administrator is installed on a server in a chassis that will be managed by XClarity Administrator.

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 virtually separate data and management networks.
Figure 1. Example cabling for virtually separate data and management networks
Illustrates cabling the chassis and rack servers to the top-of-rack switches for virtually separate data and management networks