I need some help setting up my vSphere iSCSI connections.
Setup is as follows:
1 ESX server with 2 iSCSI Nics,
2 Physical switches
1 Storage Array with 1 controller and 2 iSCSI Nics
1 iSCSI Nic - 22.214.171.124 into a vSwitch with 2 vnics of 126.96.36.199 and 188.8.131.52
1 iSCSI Nic - 184.108.40.206 into a vSwitch with 2 vnics of 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168
1 iSCSI Nic - 22.214.171.124 into 1 Physcial switch - 192.160.248.x
1 iSCSI Nic - 126.96.36.199 into 1 Physcial switch - 192.160.249.x
1 Physcial switch - 192.160.248.x into storage array 188.8.131.52
1 Physcial switch - 192.160.249.x into storage array 184.108.40.206
The problem seems to be with Multipathing in ESX. When i setup the iSCSI initiator and use the Dynamic Discovery it finds both the 220.127.116.11 and 18.104.22.168 iSCSI ports. These get added successfully but when i check the path of the iSCSI it has 22.214.171.124 twice. One connection states Active I/O and the other active.
If i pull out the network cable the connection is lost because there is no 126.96.36.199 as one of the paths. I really need some help on this experts, ive been racking my brain, im so close to finishing the configuration.
I want one of the paths to be 188.8.131.52 and the other 184.108.40.206 for redundency. Is this not possible you cant have two different subnets on the one initiator?
Thanks in advance.