Trunks on Dell 5424 iSCSi switches and VMware 4.1
Posted on 2012-03-17
We're trying to eliminate a storage iSCSI problem on the Dell MD3200i, 2x Dell 5424 switches, and 2x DELL R610 ESXi 4.1 hosts.
Dell's recommendation is to set different segment on each controller's port, but for that we'll have to use trunk since there are only 2 iSCSI ports which allocates on the R610 ports.
The question is, what is the best practice to set the trunk on the 5424 switches, and on the VMware, and if there are any other considerations when using LUN's over trunks in ESXi 4.1 environment.
Thank you very much in advance