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 - 126.96.36.199 into a vSwitch with 2 vnics of 188.8.131.52 and 184.108.40.206
1 iSCSI Nic - 220.127.116.11 into a vSwitch with 2 vnics of 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124
1 iSCSI Nic - 126.96.36.199 into 1 Physcial switch - 192.160.248.x
1 iSCSI Nic - 188.8.131.52 into 1 Physcial switch - 192.160.249.x
1 Physcial switch - 192.160.248.x into storage array 184.108.40.206
1 Physcial switch - 192.160.249.x into storage array 220.127.116.11
The problem seems to be with Multipathing in ESX. When i setup the iSCSI initiator and use the Dynamic Discovery it finds both the 18.104.22.168 and 22.214.171.124 iSCSI ports. These get added successfully but when i check the path of the iSCSI it has 126.96.36.199 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 188.8.131.52 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 184.108.40.206 and the other 220.127.116.11 for redundency. Is this not possible you cant have two different subnets on the one initiator?
Thanks in advance.