I was looking through one of Dell's whitepapers on Hyper-v and saw a diagram that showed a seperate Poweredge server being used as a management server which was on a completely seperate network. Basically how we will be setting up our network is:
2 Host machines connected through 2 Dell switches to our Equallogic PS6000E SAN - 1st network for IOPS.
Also those 2 host machines will be connected to our LAN through 2 other NIC's. - 2nd network for connectivity to our clients and other servers.
In Dell's article they have a third network setup that looks like it hooks up to the 2 Dell switches working with the SAN and the host machines. Is this best practice to have a third network setup for the management software? Also what are the advantages of having it setup this way? If you don't setup a third network, would you then just setup the management server to the LAN? Or how do you connect using a SCVMM server. I have attached an image of the network layout I am talking about looks like, the management network is what I am curious about.
Thanks in advance!