We are beginning a project to move away from a hyper-V environment with locally-attached (internal) storage on a single host server to a small VMware implementation with two Dell R730 servers attached to a NimbleStorage CS215 SAN. The hosts will connect to the SAN via iSCSI and a dedicated network of 2 Cisco 2960-CX switches.
My strengths definitely do NOT run towards cisco configurations, although I can typically piece something together. So far, research and experience tells me I need to do the following with the 2960-CXs:
1. Set Jumbo frame MTU to 9000
2. Set spanning-tree mode to rapid-pvst
3. Set spanning-tree portfast on all SAN-facing switch ports.
4. Set flowcontrol to bidirectional.
5. Disable storm-control on all interfaces.
Does this sound reasonable? Am I missing anything?
I've researched the Cisco site, and while there are many articles regarding Cisco and iSCSI, they seem to be tailored for much larger implementations than mine, so I get lost trying to refine it to something that better reflects my environment.
Any thoughts are appreciated!