Need help with VMWare, Dell Blade Server and SAN
Posted on 2013-05-24
I really need some help with a configuration.
We have a new blade server and SAN and I'm trying to get it set up to migrate from my old VMWare hosts and SAN. The idea is to do a storage Vmotion from the old SAN to the new one. My issues are many thought.
My current setup is that I am using 3 physical host 3x Dell R710 servers with plenty of network cards to do whatever I want. The blade server only has 4 network cards. Two are on Fabric B allocated to the new SAN and are 10 Gig ISCSI with one for redundancy. The other two are on Fabric A. One is on my Management and local network and I have a spare
I'm planning on using the spare to go over to my old ISCSI network and configure it so I can do an storage VMotion.
My problem is since I have so few network cards I've read where you I can trunk the internal ports on my switch and create VLAN's but I'm not sure how this will work. When I look at the NIC that I want to use for this it is showing my 10.10.x.x network since it's plugged in there through one port on my switch but I've plugged my old SAN into the switch also. How can I get the traffic from it to flow through the same card my 10.10.x.x network is flowing through? This would be trunking I assume?
I need someone to describe in as much detail as possible how to do what I'm trying to do in VMWare and on the switch. Some guy I was talking to told me I should be able to create as many networks as I want to once this is set up correctly but it's beyond me how to do it. Thanks.......