This guide covers a Software Defined Data Center deployment based on the Dell EMC Ready Bundle for Virtualization. It includes a best practice leaf-spine network topology with a step-by-step configuration of a Big Cloud Fabric SDN solution integrated with VMware vCenter Server and NSX. It also provides the settings used in this environment for VMware distributed switches, vSAN clusters, and NSX components.

The goal of this guide is to enable a network administrator or engineer with traditional networking and VMware ESXi experience to build a scalable data center network using the hardware and software outlined in this guide.