How can I connect iSCSI SAN with XEN SERVER 5.0 using Seperate networks?

Posted on 2009-04-18
Last Modified: 2013-11-11
I am using Dell MD3000i as an iSCSI storage, which has it's own separate LAN. The Dell M600 blade servers with M1000e chassis that we are using have 4 network interfaces. I want to use 2 network interfaces out of 4 for iSCSI connectivity. But what I found was, I have no way of configuring the interfaces. I tried using the solution provided to question "Connecting XenServer to an iSCSI SAN using two separate LAN's" on experts-exchange itself. But when I reboot the server, the configuration simply vanishes. Please let me know as to how can i go about it?
I am not using DHCP. Configuration of xenbr2 looks as follows:

Question by:chelpoolunited
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    First you should create a bonded network with the 2 nics's that you want to use for storageaccess.

    You should then rightclick your Xenserver in the Xencenter and click "management interfaces".
    There you should create a new interface (you could call it "storage"), and select the bonded network, you have created for storage.

    Give this new storageinterface an appropriate ip-adress, etc. and you should be up and running.

    The advantage of doing it this way is, that the Xenserver uses the nic's directly without the "Xen-layer", and that means
    better performance.

    Author Closing Comment

    It works like magic. Thanks a lot!

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