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Recommendations for Hyper-V cluster with SMB3

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I currently have:

**4 Servers (2012 R2 datacenter, dual xeon procs, min 96GB RAM) each with:

1.   2  x  1Gb ethernet ports
2.   2  x  10Gb ethernet ports

1 Switch (D-Link DGS-1510-28X) which has:

1.   24  x  1Gb ethernet ports
2.     4  x  10Gb ethernet ports

** I planned on using 3 servers for Hyper-V and 1 server as a 2012 R2 SAN.  1 Server has 2 Raid Controller Cards (16 x 1TB drives plus 1 SSD for OS) the other 3 servers have an OS drive and a smattering of 500GB hdds **

How would you utilize the network ports to layout your Hyper-V lab with the equipment I have?   How would you cable and why?  What would you VLAN?

side note: How can I maximize my learning on Hyper-V?  I recognize that not everyone will have SMB3 but I don't think you can test Cluster Shared Volumes at the same time, correct?

Thank you for your time in advance!
Philip Elder
Senior Technical Architect - HA/Compute/Storage
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