I have an IBM x3650 with the following components:
- 6 Gb NICs (all connected to an Extreme Networks x450 switch that also houses the ISCSI vlan and the SAN ISCSI connections)
I need to configure it properly for software ISCSI to connect to a LUN on a SAN.
Currently I have it setup as follows AND IT DOES connect and see the LUN:
- 1 NIC - vSwitch0 / vswif0
- 2 NICs - vSwitch1 / vswif1/vmkernel
My question really is:
A) What exactly should I do with all 6 nics to utilize them properly for redundancy and load balancing? B) Can I gain throughput (teaming) on vmkernel for the ISCSI operations?
I'm going to be adding a 2nd identical server once I have the right configuration on this one to the same LUNs so that I can do vmotion etc.
Any guidance is appreciated. Ask questions if you need clarification. A few screenshots are attached as well
VERSION is 3.5.0, 158874