jmeredith13
Contributor
Contributor

System VLANs for AD, vCentre...

Hi All,

In the event that my entire data centre were to shut-down, is it recommended that the VLANs for AD, vCentre, vCentre DB be configured as System VLANs so that when everything powers up the VEM modules can actually communicate with these systems in order to get their configs? I am aware that the system vlans pretty much negate any security applied to them however was looking to see the best practice.

thanks,

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lwatta
Hot Shot
Hot Shot

This was answered on a cisco forum but the short answer is yes.

https://supportforums.cisco.com/thread/2241947

chriswahl
Virtuoso
Virtuoso

Yes. I would also include any NFS or iSCSI VLANs as System VLANs, especially if they are required to power on the storage that the VSMs or critical infrastructure are sitting on.

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