I'm setting up SAN environment for my two ESXi servers.
The SAN i'm using is a Starwind Serer according to PDF (attachment)
For my two server i'm using: Windows Server 2008R2 and have following network setup:
NIC1: 192.168.1.241 (ip), 255.255.255.0 (subnet), 192.168.1.1 (gateway)
NIC2: 192.168.2.241(ip), 255.255.255. (subnet), ?? 192.168.2.1 gateway) ??
NIC1: 192.168.1.242 (ip), 255.255.255.0 (subnet), 192.168.1.1 (gateway)
NIC2: 192.168.2.242(ip), 255.255.255. (subnet), ?? 192.168.2.1 gateway) ??
Both NIC2 are connected to eachother with a crosscable.
First question problem i have is: must i fill in the gateway? They can't ping to eachother?
Second question i have how do I need to setup my ESXi servers for good network performance? (see image) I am using VMware vCenter for HA between the two servers.
Now important remark is that also my ESXi are using two nic's for one server. Now this is just for sharing networking load. Because i'm using only one switch.
Thanks in advance.