recommendation for new Vmware 5.1 setup
Posted on 2013-01-04
I'm looking for advice / recommendations / best practices for my new server environment.
My current network Servers Infrastructure
4 - DL380 G5 servers running Vmware ESXi 4.1, each server has four gigabit ethernet ports and two ISCSI ports ( Qlogic HBA cards )
Each server has approx 8 Guest VM's
3 - Dell Equallogic SANS
10 - Dell Poweredge 5448 Switches
Our 192.168.40.X network is setup as follows. ( we consider this our storage network )
The server ISCSI ports plug into two of the Dell Switches and the SANS also plug into these two Dell Switches.
We use two dell switches for redundancy and have LAG setup between the switches.
Our 192.168.1.X network is setup as follows
The server Gigabit ethernet ports plug into the other two switches along with 6 other 5448 Switches that make up the rest of our netork where 100 PC's and 40 Printers connect.
We use two dell switches for redundancy and have LAG setup between the switches. ( we consider these two switches our central switches )
We have just purchased three HP DL380 G8 servers to replace the four current servers. The new servers have 8 gigabit ethernet ports and NO Iscsi HBA cards.
Using these 3 servers, 3 SANS , 10 Switches and Vmware ESXi 5.1 what is the most efficient configuration ?