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Protocols required or useful on iSCSI NIC/HBA?

We have a NIC dedicated to WAN traffic, management, etc (this NIC has the gateway in it). We have separate NICs for iSCSI traffic. Right now they are in the same subnet though that may change.

In looking at the NIC properties for the iSCSI NICs, the following are enabled/checked and we are wondering if they are needed or useful (for traffic, access, monitoring, etc):

Client for Microsoft Networks
QOS Packet Scheduler
File and Print Sharing for Microsoft Networks
IPv4 (yes of course it's needed)
Link-Layer Topology Discovery Mapper I/O Driver
Link-Layer Topology Discovery Responder
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jakethecatukCommented:
If you have a dedicated NIC for iSCSU, you only need IPv4 - everything else is just MS bloat.



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MrVaultAuthor Commented:
do you know if I turn off all the extras the NIC will reset it's connection or anything? our servers are on 24/7.
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jakethecatukCommented:
the NIC shouldn't reset itself or the connection.

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MrVaultAuthor Commented:
Thanks Jake. I did that and it didn't cause any issues.
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MrVaultAuthor Commented:
We also disabled netbios and set the NIC to not register with DNS.
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