Installing Starwinds SAN

I have installed Miscrosoft's free Hyper-V server on a Dell PE 2950 with three virtual disks; (1) 40GB, (1) 1.7TB and (1) 3.4TB.

I have also followed Starwinds guide to setup the SAN on Hyper-V. just for testing I have a small 4-port netgear router attached to the two nics on the 2950. I have given the nics static IPs of 192.168.11.2 and 192.168.11.3 with a gateway of 192.168.11.1. I also started the msiscsi service on the 2950.

I have install the management console on a machine on a separate subnet and an IP of 192.168.0.10. When I try to login to the host, I get an error that "StarWind Service not found on host 192.168.11.2:3261.

I have some knowledge of networking, but I'm no expert. Do I need to create a static route for me to access those IPs?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, thats fine, you should be able to manage the SAN, via the normal non-SAN, iSCSI interface, as long as it reponds on 2950.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Can you ping 192.168.11.2 from 192.168.0.10?


As it's on a different network, traffic will needed to route there.

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dgerlerAuthor Commented:
No. the ping fails as well. So I do need a static route in my firewall for it.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
you will need to ensure that traffic can route from one network to the other.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Have you also checked you can connect to Starwind Services using Management Console on the Server? (using Management Console on the server?)
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dgerlerAuthor Commented:
So I would setup a static route with a destination of 192.168.11.0/24 (255.255.255.0) ...

oh, this may change things. My cable from 192.168.0.10 is not plugged into the wan port of the netgear, but is plugged in beside the cables from the SAN box in the lan side of the netgear. So it would be like being another host on the same network, but different subnets. Does that make sense?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Yes, providing you have "something" that can route the traffic?
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dgerlerAuthor Commented:
What do you mean by "something"? I'm sorry to be dense here, but this is the first time I'm trying to use multiple subnets on the same network.

I'm using m0n0wall as my firewall and I have set a static route on the lan interface for 192.168.11.0/24 with a gateway of 192.168.0.248 (pulled out of the air). There is no device at 192.168.0.248. Should that be changed to the same gateway as my 192.168.0.0/24 network?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
Okay "something that can route".

m0n0wall can provide routing between networks.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
you've got two networks, with a router

192.168.11.0 /24 - 192.168.11.254
192.168.0.248 - 192.168.0.254

the default gateways us usually the last IP address of the range...

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dgerlerAuthor Commented:
ok.. as a test.. I have another server that will be using the SAN that I could use. I set a static IP in the server of 192.168.11.4 and plugged it into the lan side of the netgear along side the two cables (new in case cable was bad) from the SAN.

If I ping the SAN nics (.2 and .3) from each other, it passes, but if I ping the .4 ip it times out.. I get the same with from .4 to .2 and .3. I think this happens internal to the machine and never actual traverses the cable, correct?

I thought maybe the netgear is bad so I grabbed another and I get the same indications. I checked the cables.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
firewall on?
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dgerlerAuthor Commented:
yes. netgear is powered.

This is going to be a silly question...  does the dhcp have to be on in the netgear?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
no requirement for DHCP if you statically allocate NICs.
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dgerlerAuthor Commented:
Ok.. I have the netgear joined with the m0n0wall. I set the SAN to get it's IPs by DHCP. So the SAN gets 192.168.0.193 and .191. The SAN console connects fine.

I understand that I want to keep the SAN traffic off the main lan though. So I have a Dell PowerConnect 6024 that I wanted to put a VLAN on for the SAN network.
If I set static IPs on the SAN and the servers that will access it. As long as the management console is on a server on that subnet, do I need something more than the 6024 to route the traffic?

What do I need to set the gateway to on the nics? I'm not concerned at this point that I can communicate to between subnets?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
if you use VLANs, you will need to route traffic between VLANs, so you can manage from non-storage network or VLAN.

VLANs will isolate the traffic, can you switches, route between VLANs?
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dgerlerAuthor Commented:
All the servers I want to use the SAN on have two nics. I was thinking to have one of the nics from each server also on the VLAN along with the two nics in the SAN server. Is my thinking faulty?

The dell 6024 has a router section, but I'n not familiar with it.
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dgerlerAuthor Commented:
yep.. seems to be working fine for management now. Thank you for your help. I guess it was really all about getting the management console on the same subnet so I can manage it.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
No problems, Happy Hyper-V Year.
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