Hyper-V Cluster Network configuration
Posted on 2011-04-26
I have a 3 node Hyper-V cluster setup on W2K8R2. My nic configuration is as follows:
1 Team for Host Management - 10.11.x.x
1 Team for VM Access - DHCP
1 Team for Live Migration/CSV 172.16.x.x
Each node has two QLogic iscsi adapters to access storage on netapp.
My questions are:
1- Can I use the Host Management Nics for VM Access instead of having two separate networks? What are the pros or cons of that?
2 - Keeping the current configuration should my network for VM Access stay on DHCP or should it get a static IP?
3- With the current configuration I set the Live Migration\CSV network to "not allow cluster network communication on this network" - By doing this if I pull both Host Management NICs (Testing) my VMs failover to their failover node. However if I unplug the Live Migration\CSV nics (Testing) My VM's do not failover, they remain up but you can't ping them or access them. How should I configure my Live Migration\CSV network if I want to use one network for both?
4 - If I set my Live MIgration\CSV network to "Not allow cluster network communication on this network" I don't believe the cluster is doing redirect through my csv network (Live Migration\CSV) If I set this network to just "Allow cluster network communication on this network" it won't failover when I pull the Host Management Nics