ok - this is beyond my expertise so I need to ask here.
I have a bunch of test hardware that I'm configuring and I'm running into some network problems where I'm not an expert (talk SQL Server to me!).
Here's a simplified description of my network topology:
- network switch #1, connected to network switch #2, and setup to know that the internet gateway is through switch #2
- network switch #2, connected to the hub/gateway
- hub which is a DHCP server, and gateway to the outside world
The MD3000i iSCSI arrays are connected to switch 1. If I power-cycle one, it doesn't pickup an IP address. If I change the hub to be connected to network switch #1 and power-cycle the array again it gets an IP address through DHCP. I'm guessing there's something going on such that the broadcast 'give me a DHCP address' from the iSCSI array isn't being propagated through to switch #2 and to the hub/DHCP server.
Once the array gets an IP address, I need to remove the array and then automatically find it again using the DELL Modular Disk Storage Manager. Should I give them arrays static IPs (on the local network)?
Do I need to have a connection from each switch to the hub/DHCP server? Or am I missing something? I'll provide any info you want to hepl with this as long as I'm able.
PS Tagged with 'sqlserver' only so that the folks I know can follow this question.