i have 2 - ESX 4 hosts each with 6 nic ports available, 2 builtin 2 on dual port nics . Running VSphere. New setup. iScsi to hp1510i. iScsci connected just fine on the first host. I need some guidance on proper layout of switches/port groups/nics. Want load balancing/failover/performance. My hp1510i has 2 controllers running new v2.02 firware which made them run in active/active.
This is my assumption:
vmnic0 (builtin)= console
vmnic1 (builtin)=vm network
vmnic3 (card1)=vm network
Any suggestions? Should i get an additional 4 port nic so i can have redundant console vmnics and maybe an additional 2 iscsi connections since the hp1510i does have dual controllers? Is it possible to have 2 vmnic's for vmotion? should vlan vmotion or separate it from iscsi/vm networks?