Optional Features

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This section describes the optional features for FlexPod Express.

iSCSI boot option

The FlexPod Express architecture uses iSCSI boot. The minimum requirements for the iSCSI boot option include:

  • An iSCSI license/feature activated on the NetApp storage controller

  • A two-port 10Gbps Ethernet adapter on each node in the NetApp storage controller HA pair

  • An adapter in the Cisco UCS server that is capable of iSCSI boot

Configuration options

This section provides more information about the configuration required and validated in the FlexPod Express architecture.

FlexPod Express with Cisco UCS C-Series and AFF C190 Series

The following figure illustrates the FlexPod Express with Cisco UCS C-Series and AFF C190 series solution. This solution supports both 10GbE uplinks.

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For more information about this configuration, see the FlexPod Express with VMware vSphere 6.7 and NetApp AFF C190 NVA Deployment Guide (in progress).

FlexPod Express with Cisco UCS Mini and AFF A220 and FAS 2750/2720

The following figure illustrates the FlexPod Express with Cisco UCS- managed configuration.

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