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IBM Flex System and PureFlex System Network Implementation by Tiago Nunes dos Santos, Gaston Sancassano Rodriguez, William King, Ken Corkins, David Cain, Jure Arzensek, Jon Tate

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Planning and hardware selection
In this chapter, we cover networking planning considerations for the IBM Flex System platform in a data center to meet availability, performance, scalability, and systems management goals.
We describe the following topics from a planning perspective:
Hardware selection and interoperability
Virtual local area networks (VLANs)
Scalability and performance
High availability
Virtual Fabric virtual network interface card (vNIC) capabilities
Management
3.1 Hardware selection and interoperability
In this section, ...

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