Dell MD3000i and 2 PowerConnect 5448 deployment
Posted on 2011-04-26
I have 2 PowerConnect 5448 switches,1 Dell MD3000i SAN and 3 ESX Servers.
I would like to know the best way to connect the SAN with these 2 switches to achieve high availability. Since the switches does not support stacking, I would like to know the best way to design this network.
I'm thinking of creating 2 vlans on each switch, one for the LAN and one for iSCSI traffic. But the issue with this scenario is I have to create 2 iSCSI subnets, which is not a good thing since I have to attach my servers to 2 different iSCSI subnets.
so we have no choice but to vlan and trunk the switches to share vlan information. except I don't know how or what to trunk.
your device is highly appreciated.