I have a question about a non-optimal setup and the practical implications of this. Ideally you would place the ESXi server right in the same room as the FreeNas white box end of question.
My situation is this: I have a run of ~125ft of Cat 5e connecting a ESXi server to a FreeNas whitebox in the server room. I know the distance of the ethernet cable is within the maximum distance for ethernet traffic but I have two questions...
- Can Cat 5e support gigbit speeds at that distance if the switch on the back end is a linksys SRW-2048?
- Should I be concerned about the distance causing data read and write timeouts in the SCSI portion--(disk operations of the ESXi)?