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Question, do you have to use a switch when setting up a iSCSI target from the server to NAS?
Could you simply use a single network cable from 2nd nic in server and connect to NAS, or possibly a cross over cable?

connecting server to Buffalo TS5400D via iSCSI

If you can are there any downsides or issues?



thanks for any assistance.
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Question, do you have to use a switch when setting up a iSCSI target from the server to NAS?
Nope, you can directly connect the NAS to the host via an ethernet cable.
Could you simply use a single network cable from 2nd nic in server and connect to NAS, or possibly a cross over cable?
Yes, you can use a single cable however it doesn't necessarily have to be a crossover cable. You can try a regular cable first then run a constant ping from the server to the NAS. If you see packets drop then use a crossover cable.

Only downside I can see is that the Buffalo TS5400D comes with two network ports (according to its specs on the Buffalo website anyway) so if you stick with using just the one port then you lose the potential for redundancy. If you were to use a dedicated switch (ideally you would use two switches but this would be a waste) along with another port on the server then you'd have some level of redundancy for access to the iSCSI LUN.
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Great thanks for the quick answer.
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