Solved

Switches with iSCSI

Posted on 2013-06-18
1
420 Views
Last Modified: 2013-06-24
Hi,

We are in the process of setting up a virtual environment with iSCSI connectivity to local storage on the network.

My question is regarding best practice of the switch setup.  We have a HP ProCurve E2510-24G switch.  This will be used only for the NAS and servers to connect to for iSCSI.  Other than jumbo frames setting up on the switch and the VLAN settings, are there any other best pracitices to be used?

Many thanks
0
Comment
Question by:supportguy360
1 Comment
 
LVL 10

Accepted Solution

by:
Senthil Kumar earned 400 total points
ID: 39255907
Read Page no 3 & 4 in the PDF from the below link
http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c01750150.pdf

Specific Network Recommendations
• Implement a separate subnet or VLAN for the IP storage network for dedicated bandwidth.
• Set the individual Gigabit ports connected to the storage nodes and servers at 1000-full-duplex at both the switch and host/node port level.
• Implement switches with full-duplex non-blocking mesh back planes with sufficient port buffer cache (at least 512KB per port).
• Implement Flow Control on the storage network switch infrastructure.
• Connect an IP route from the IP storage network to the rest of the infrastructure so that the storage modules can be managed and alerts can be sent.
• (Optional) Implement Jumbo Frames support on the switch, storage nodes and all servers connected to the IP-SAN.
0

Featured Post

PRTG Network Monitor: Intuitive Network Monitoring

Network Monitoring is essential to ensure that computer systems and network devices are running. Use PRTG to monitor LANs, servers, websites, applications and devices, bandwidth, virtual environments, remote systems, IoT, and many more. PRTG is easy to set up & use.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
ASA Deny No Connection PSH ACK, Traffic is dropped 10 86
Tagging ports on a managed switch 6 59
Network Switch Connections 8 60
nipper studio 2 44
Before I go to far, let's explain HA (High Availability) and why you should consider it.  High availability is the mechanism used to provide redundancy to any service at the same site and appears as a single service to the users of that service.  As…
Learn about cloud computing and its benefits for small business owners.
Viewers will learn how to properly install and use Secure Shell (SSH) to work on projects or homework remotely. Download Secure Shell: Follow basic installation instructions: Open Secure Shell and use "Quick Connect" to enter credentials includi…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…

777 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question