iSCSI Network Design Help
Posted on 2011-05-03
Let me start off by saying my expertise level in network setup is very low. I have tried to do some reading but have been unable to find a good source of information.
My end goal is to virtualize all of our servers, we have purchased the following pieces of hardware to do so:
1 - VNXe 3100 Series Storage Device
2 - Dell PowerEdge R710 Servers loaded with VMWare ESXi
2 - Dell PowerConnect 6224 Stackable Switches for iSCSI Network
We have the same hardware above for our DR location.
Where I need help is configuring and physically connecting the Storage Device with the ESXi servers. I have no idea where to begin. Our current production LAN sits on a 192.168.2.x subnet. Can anyone provide me a good place for documentation on such a setup (I am a very visual learner so pictures or diagrams is best) or can someone quickly put together a diagram on how things should be configured and physically connected together. I would like to think that what I am doing is a pretty common setup.
If you need more information please let me know as I have probably left out a lot of important info.
Thank you in advance for any help you can provide.