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Hi Guys,

I've got a Scale Out File Server setup in a 2 node cluster with JBOD storage. I've also got two Hyper-V servers which will be utilizing this as it's storage over SMB 3.0

I want to use converged fabrics in the Hyper-V hosts. There's 8 1GB NICS in the Hyper-V hosts and 4 1GB NICS in the SOFS.

On the Hyper-V hosts I want to make a NIC team of 6Gbps and put storage, heartbeat, management and live migration all down that pipe. I'll have another NIC team of x2 1Gbps connections for VM traffic.

How do I ensure certain traffic in the 6Gbps NIC team goes on the correct VLAN? At the minute it's just going to go over the management VLAN. I've got VLANS for Storage, LM and Cluster Heartbeat and the NICS can see them all because the ports they're plugged into on the switch are all trunk ports.

Anyone know how I would achieve this?

Cheers guys!

Jack
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Our starting point for this setup is:
+ SoFS Node: (2) x540T2 10GbE
+ Hyper-V Node: (2) x540T2 10GbE
+ (2) NETGEAR XS712T 10GbE Switches

Port 0 on each x540T2 gets plugged into XS712T-1. Port 1 on each x540T2 gets plugged into XS712T-2.

This gives us dual redundant paths for our I/O.

From there we have four subnets: 192.168.110.0/24, 192.168.120.0/24, 192.168.130.0/24, 192.168.140.0/24.

Each 10GbE port would be set up as follows:
SoFS Node 1: 192.168.110.10, .120.10 , .130.10, .140.10
SoFS Node 2: 192.168.110.20, .120.20 , .130.20, .140.20
Hyper-V Node 1: 192.168.110.30, .120.30 , .130.30, .140.30
Hyper-V Node 2: 192.168.110.40, .120.40 , .130.40, .140.40

This gives us SMB Multi-Channel between compute and storage in the form of four 10GbE pathways.

I would _NOT_ run 1GbE for storage I/O. This is asking for trouble. SoFS setups and iSCSI are definitely not similar in their architecture.
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