Default VLANs, port groups, and VMs

VMware Cloud Builder deploys two VMware vSphere Distributed Switches (VDS) and port groups that connect to the ToR switches.

VLANs and port groups

The following table provides specifications to configure the VMware VDS:
Virtual port group VMkernel port VMkernel MTU VMware physical adapter Teaming and failover VMware CoS Load balancing
Management port group vmk0 1500 Uplink1 (vmnic 0) Active Platinum

CoS 6, DSCP 48

Originating port ID
Uplink2 (vmnic 1) Active
Uplink3 (vmnic 2) Active
Uplink4 (vmnic 3) Active
VMware vMotion port group vmk1 9000 Uplink1 (vmnic 0) Active Gold

CoS 4, DSCP 26

Explicit failover
Uplink2 (vmnic 1) Standby
Uplink3 (vmnic 2) Active
Uplink4 (vmnic 3) Standby
NFS port group vmk2 9000 Uplink1 (vmnic 0) Active Silver

CoS 2, DSCP 16

Originating port ID
Uplink2 (vmnic 1) Active
Uplink3 (vmnic 2) Active
Uplink4 (vmnic 3) Active

VCF can be deployed with or without VMware NSX-T virtual network segments. VCF VLANs are always required. VLANs or virtual network segments that are marked as VCF with virtual network segments are only required when deploying VCF with virtual network segments. See the vcf-ems-deployment-parameter spreadsheet to determine whether the virtual network segments option is required.

The following table provides sample VLAN numbers, VLAN names, port group names and VMware NSX-T virtual network segments:

VLAN ToR switch Port group VLAN name Subnet/Netmask Gateway Routed Topology
1611 A, B sfo-m01-cl01-vds01-pg-mgmt m-mgmt 172.16.11.0

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172.16.11.1 Y VCF
1612 A, B sfo-m01-cl01-vds01-pg-vmotion m-vmotion 172.16.12.0

/24

172.16.12.1 Y VCF
1613 A, B sfo-m01-cl01-vds01-pg-vsan m-vsan 172.16.13.0

/24

172.16.13.1 Y VCF
1614 A, B sfo-m01-cl01-vds01-pg-overlay* m-host-overlay 172.16.14.0

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172.16.12.1 Y VCF
2711 A sfo-m01-cl01-vds01-pg-uplink01 m-edge-uplink01 172.27.11.0

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172.27.11.1 Y VCF with virtual network segments
2712 A sfo-m01-cl01-vds01-pg-uplink02 m-edge-uplink02 172.27.12.0

/24

172.27.12.1 Y VCF with virtual network segments
2713 B sfo-m01-cl01-vds01-pg-edge** m-edge-overlay 172.27.13.0

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172.27.13.1 Y VCF with virtual network segments
N/A N/A sfo-m01-seg01 N/A 192.168.31.0

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192.168.31.1 VMware NSX-T

BGP routed

VCF with virtual network segments
N/A N/A xreg-m01-seg01 N/A 192.168.11.0

/24

192.168.11.1 VMware NSX-T

BGP routed

VCF with virtual network segments

*Two DHCP IP addresses in the VLAN m-host-overlay are required for the management domain TEPs on each host.

**Two static IP addresses are required per VMware NSX-T edge node in the m-edge-overlay network.

A second VMware VDS is required for the VMware Cloud Build deployment on AMP Central to connect to the management switches. The following table shows sample values:
VLAN Management switch Port group VLAN name Subnet/Netmask Gateway Routed Topology
1801 A,B sfo-m01-cl01-vds02-pg-oob oob 172.18.1.0

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172.18.1.1 Y VCF

See the Dell EMC AMP Central Product Guide for information about VMware VLAN naming and numbering.

VMs

The following table describes the default VMs names and placement of port groups for the management domain using sample names:
VM type VM VMware VDS port group
VMware vCenter Server sfo-m01-vc01 sfo-m01-cl01-vds01-pg-mgmt
VMware SDDC Manager sfo-vcf01 sfo-m01-cl01-vds01-pg-mgmt
VMware NSX-T Manager Appliance A sfo-m01-nsx01a sfo-m01-cl01-vds01-pg-mgmt
VMware NSX-T Manager Appliance B sfo-m01-nsx01b sfo-m01-cl01-vds01-pg-mgmt
VMware NSX-T Manager Appliance C sfo-m01-nsx01c sfo-m01-cl01-vds01-pg-mgmt
VMware NSX-T Edge node 1 (VCF with virtual network segments) sfo-m01-en01 sfo-m01-cl01-vds01-pg-mgmt
VMware NSX-T Edge node 2 (VCF with virtual network segments) sfo-m01-en02 sfo-m01-cl01-vds01-pg-mgmt