iSCSI in ESXi on Dell Blades
Posted on 2011-03-04
Does anyone have experience with Dell Blades, ESXi and iSCSI?
We are setting up a new production VMware environment. It will be Dell Blades (M710HD) connected to EqualLogic iSCSI boxes via 10GB. We have 3 options for making the iSCSI connections.
Broadcom 57711 10GB - hardware iSCSI offload, but no JumboFrames (not supported at this time)
Broadcom 57711 10GB - software iSCSI, optional JumboFrames
Intel X520 (82599) 10GB - software iSCSI, optional JumboFrames
I have both mezz cards on hand and am trying to do some testing inside of VMs using IOMeter. But, so far, nothing definitive.