DX100 S4 - MPIO without Switch

Ian Taylor
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Hi - I have a Fujitsu ETERNUS DX100 S4 iSCSI SAN with two 10Gig Controllers.

I have two 2x Dell PowerEdge Server with 10Gig NICs in each server, this will be built as a Windows Server 2016 Hyper-V Cluster.

I want to direct connect SAN to Servers using both 10Gig NICs on the controllers to the servers - do I need a switch in the middle?
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network diagramno you don't need a switch in the middle.

san 1  <> san 2
    |        X     |
server 1 <> server2

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