small vmware w/ san infrastructure - need recommendations on vswitch & kernel config
Posted on 2013-12-26
I'm looking to see if someone can provide me with recommendations or examples of real world best practices for configuring a smaller vmware environment with vmware essentials plus.
How would you recommend configuring the vswitches & kernels? We have 8 NICs per Gen-8. The Nimble will have 1 mgmt and 2 for iSCSI.
On the ESX hosts I plan to go with:
1 vswitch for mgmt/VMs(4 nics),
1 vswitch for vMotion kernel (2 nics) , and
1 vswitch for iSCSI (2 nics).
1. That was my plan, do you recommend something else? If so, why?
2. Is there an Active/Failover setup i should use to make sure MGMT traffic is not stepped on?