When spec'ing and configuring a machine that will utilise shared iSCSI storage, I've read a lot of documentation which suggests a dedicated network adapter should be used for iSCSI communication. That makes a lot of sense and I have no problem with it.
Is there anything wrong with using one vmkernel in a multipathed iSCSI setup for vMotion traffic as well as iSCSI?
I have iSCSI storage setup using 2 vmkernels for MPIO. I'd like to use one of those kernels for vMotion traffic because the iSCSI traffic is already isolated from the rest of the network. Is this a horrible idea?
I am just now learning configuring iSCSI / SAN storage configuration on CentOS 6.x and have a learning LAN set up with a cheap iSCSI SAN, the documentation I can find on setting up a target and an ... [by dbhost3006]
This question is a follow-on from Dedicated NIC or dedicated port for iSCSI?
Excluding the hardware iSCSI initiator point that was made in the accepted answer to the above question, it seems that using separate port(s) on a multi-port NIC for iSCSI is pretty much going to meet the recommendation of using "seperate NICs" for iSCSI traffic.
I'm in the process of planning a small iSCSI installation
The environment is a CentOS 6.2 server running on a VM host with a HP P2000 iSCSI disk system attached via Ethernet (dedicated iSCSI network). The P2000 has two controllers A & B and 12 drives. Co... [by rarebearnm]
I added a 10GB NIC to a SQL server which is connected over to a backend storage using ISCSI. I would like to force traffic going to a certain IP address/host to use the 10gb NIC, while all other traffic should continue to use the 1GB NIC.
The 10gb nic is configured using a private network.
I'm running vSphere 5 in an HA cluster across two hosts (vsphereA and vsphereB). I have the HA cluster configured for host monitoring and datastore heartbeat monitoring with admission control disabled (hopefully I rightfully understand that datastore heartbeat monitoring prevents inadvertent and unwanted HA failovers due to management network isolation).