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configure a Cisco 2960G for optimal ISCSI Performance

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Hello I have a Single Netapp 2020 SAN. I want to use the SAN in combination with a Cisco WS-C2960G-24TC-L switch. besides the obvious administrative commands are there any recommended commands I should run on the switch to optimize SCSI performance?
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Right now I'm just going to run the FAS2020 on 1 2960G switch. I have 1 head on the SAN. The hosts will currently just be ISCSI windows 2008 machines. no VMWare boxes on this SAN at the moment..

 
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Are you using software or hardware iSCSI initiators?

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Software based.
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if I use NIC TEAMing is that not recommended? IE I have a dell R710 and I teamed 2 NICs together that are connecting to the SAN. is it better to just break the team, issue and IP address on each NIC and setup the multipathing?
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I'm using straight windows 2008. No VMWare. I have a server with just windows 2008 installed and I'm using the microsoft ISCSI initiator that windows 2008 comes with.
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my mistake.  I wouldn't team the nics I would configure each one a seperate IP and use the MPIO in MS iSCSI initiator.  Check best practice

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excellent. Thanks.
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