Our solution is a Fibre-based one, so ethernet is not for storage but for Management, Cluster, LiveMigration and VM-traffic solely.
Our failover-cluster consist of two hosts with 256 gb of ram each, that utilize only the half under normal service, but they can carry all VMs if needed. This means, that around 100 gb ram needs to failover and even with Compression in 2012 R2 that can take som time when NICs and switches only run 1 gbit
Teaming: Switch-dependant vs Switch-Independant
Recommendations from MS are switch-independant because that gives more queues for the virtual machines (VMQs) and less complexity in the infrastructure. But the backside is, that inbound traffic cannot be more than that of one of the team-members.
But how much does VMQ matter, when we dont have 10 gbit adapters and when the VM-traffic it self is rather limited?
What is your recommended teaming/converged Network solution in this scenario?
NB: I did read a lot about Converged Network up front. I.e. the Hyper-V 2012 R2 Network Architectures Series