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NFS on esxi 3 nics: howto configure?

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Hi,

I  used to configure iscsi for my home lab esxi. Now I found out nfs makes my life easier: just shutdown vm s and make a backup from the files.

My question now: the esxi has 3 nics, for iscsi config was: 1 management nic, 2 other nics for iscsi ip in failover.
Howto optimize nics for nfs? Nas on which vms has 3 nics, but want to use Max 2 of them for other traffic then files.

Please advise.
J
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Bond, both your NAS nics, e.g. in a trunk, or etherchannel. to give you 2 x 1GBps = 2GBps uplinks to your switch.
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Thanks, I remember a reason why I didn t do this in the past. Not sure what it was. Incompatible switch? ....
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Possible, Jumbo Frames if supported on your physical switch, is always worth enabling, and can reduce latency.

If you are now using XPEnology firmware, you could use your SSDs in a Read and Write cache mode. (for the NAS), which would reduce latency read and writing to rotational conventional hard drives. 2 are requried.
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Thanks, xpenology indeed bit the cache function does not work.
Note:  my q was actualy on configuring the 3 nics from esxi, not the nas (but advise on that was welcome).
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE) earned 500 total points
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You would do the same on your ESXi server, and Link Aggregate your network interfaces, using a teaming policy, and make both nics active/active.

this is a good technical article here, which explains NFS

http://virtualgeek.typepad.com/virtual_geek/2009/06/a-multivendor-post-to-help-our-mutual-nfs-customers-using-vmware.html
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