Sun N1 System Manager 1.2 Site Preparation Guide

Switch Considerations

Switch requirements are determined by the following factors:

The following worksheet can assist you in determining the total number of switch ports by type that you will need on your switch or switches.

Table 2–6 Switch Port Requirements Worksheet

Server Type 

10/100 Ports 

10/100/1000 Ports 

Management Server

   
 

10/100 Management port: 1  

If you have not installed a third 1–Gbit NIC in the management server, enter 1 in the 10/100/1000 port column. 

If you have installed a third 1–Gbit NIC, enter 2 in the 10/100/1000 column. 

Total: 1 

Total: __________ 

 

Provisionable Servers

   
 
  • Separate management, provisioning, and data networks:

    Total the number of provisionable servers and enter that number in the 10/100 column

    Double the number of provisionable servers and enter that number in the 10/100/1000 column.

  • Separate management network, and combined data and provisioning networks:

    Total the number of provisionable servers and enter that number in the 10/100 column and in the 10/100/1000 column.

  • Combined management, provisioning, and data networks:

    Total the number of provisionable servers and enter that number in the 10/100/1000 column.

Total: __________ 

Total: __________ 

       

10/100/100 connection for the corporate network: 

 

Total: 1 

       
 

Total the number of ports for each column: 

10/100 ports: 

10/100/1000 ports: 

 

Total: _________ 

Total: _________ 

Use the above totals to determine your switch requirements, and then connect the servers and switches according to your site plan.