I'm looking for suggestions/advice on the setup I've come up with for our environment. We have 2 separate ESX servers with 8 NICs (4 onboard, 4 exp). The second ESX host is for vmotion failover if one goes down. This will be connected to our LAN and isolated iSCSI & SC/Vmotion vlans in our cisco 3750G switch stack. The ports are set up to account for potential hardware/switch failures. E.g. Service Console connected to one onboard nic & one exp nic, both on separate switches). Here is the setup I'm contemplating using:
vSwitch0 (2 pNIC, 2 PG's) PG1(SC) = nic1 (Active), nic2 (standby) PG2(Vmotion) = nic2 (Active), nic 1 (standby)
vSwitch1 (3 pNIC, 1 PG) VMKernel for iSCSI (Should I be using separate portgroups for each iscsi pNIC?)
vSwitch2 (3 pNIC) All other traffic. e.g. VM, LAN
These are all setup as trunk ports with dot1q.
Your thoughts are appreciated.