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Good morning experts, I am new to VMWare and SAN technologies and need to set up a few VMWare hosts in a cluster. My question lies around the best use of the 8 adapters in each of 3 hosts. We will be using HA in the cluster and will be attaching to a NetApp SAN via software iSCSI. I have read the VMWare iSCSI SAN Configuration guide but it doesn't take into consideration other networking needs.

My thinking is as follows:
Single adapter and vswitch for VMNetwork
Single adapter and vswitch for Management Network
Single adapter and vswitch for VMotion Network
Two adapters and vswitch for iSCSI Network
Three adapters and vswitch for corp network access

I would love your thought on the proposal.

Thank you
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