What storage connection method should one prefer to use for connecting ESX servers to a shared storage server with 10GbE links?
Speficically, I have 2 ESX servers for VMware ESX and one server for shared storage.
The storage server is 2 x Xeon E5504 2GHz, 24GB RAM, 12xSSD + 12xSATA and battery backed RAID. The ESX servers are much the same but with 2 small SAS drives.
All servers have 10GbE adapters connected like so:
I have a licence for ESX 3.5 but for testing purposes I am currently running ESXi 4.1. The storage server runs Windows 7 for testing purposes.
I am aware about at least 3 methods:
1. ISCSI 2. NFS 3. FCoE
Which one would you recommend to choose and why?