Best VMWare Server Set up
Posted on 2010-03-28
We are looking at vitalizing our environment using
VSphere 4 enterprise. 3 X HP DL380 G6 dual 4 core (48GB RAM) with LeftHand P4500 10.8TB iSCSI storage. Probably run 10 guests per Host so plenty of power for machines. Configure servers as a load balanced HA cluster. My question/s are;
How many NICS should I use per machine? Should use something like the HP NC380T NIC? Does VMWare support this
What’s the best iSCSI switch config – i.e. jumbo frames, separate network, how do I obtain best throughput? Should I separate iSCSI from rest of network if so how?
Appreciate several questions