IP Storage Connections on LAN for ESXi
Posted on 2010-09-15
I am currently in the process of expanding our Virtual Environment that has grown substancially over the past twelve months. We have just taken delivery of an Overland SAN S2000 with high speed disks and is now configured but I am struggling how to setup the network side and am looking for ideas.
Outline of environment:
- 3 x ESXi 4.0 hosts each with 4 NICS
- 1 SAN with 6 NICS
- 1 subnet
All iSCSI traffic and Management traffic in the past have gone down the same NIC's / Switches on the LAN and due to the size of the virtual environment network performance issues were not a problem but they certainly are now ...
So we need to seperate the iSCSI traffic with dedicated NICS that directly attach to the SAN off the LAN to improve performance.
I have a spare procurve to use if needed. (mostly likely)
How would you configure using the above information and why?
500 points for this as I've been tieing my head in knots trying to come to a conclusion!