I'm setting up a remote site that is 8 hours away. The server will have ESXi 5.5 update 2 on it. I am also sending a Synology DS415+ NAS to the site as well. I will be using it to migrate the VMs onto when I do upgrades to ESXi, to make sure that they don't accidentally get overwritten during an upgrade.
My server has 8 LAN ports. 4 of them look like they're capable of hardware iSCSI and 4 of them look like I can attach them to the iSCSI Software Adapter. The NAS has 2 LAN ports.
On the server we use 2 ports for the management network, 2 ports for the VM network and we'd use 1 or 2 of the remaining ports for iSCSI.
What is the best way to configure iSCSI on the host to connect to the NAS with multiple paths?
Should I bond the ports on the NAS or leave them separate?
Do I need to configure multiple iSCSI targets on the NAS? Do I need a target for each LUN?
Sorry for all the questions, but I'm a bit of a noob at iSCSI. We use fiber channel and flex fabric in our datacenter, so any advice you can give me would be greatly appreciated.
I've attached a file that kind of shows our NICs and my attempted setup. Ignore the bad IP addresses, those are left over from the previous person. I have vmnic 4 & 5 attached to the vmhba37i SCSI Software Adapter. Any of the adapters can be rearranged. I'm looking for a best practice type of setup.
Thanks in advance for any help!