I currently have a cluster of two ESX 3.5U2 servers connected directly via FiberChannel to a NetApp 3020 cluster. These hosts mount four VMFS LUNs for virtual machine storage. Currently these LUNs are only made available via our FiberChannel initator in the Netapp configuration
If I were to add an ESXi host to the cluster for internal IT use can I:
- Make the same VMFS LUNs available via the iSCSI target on the Netapp
- Connect this ESXi host to those LUNs via iSCSI
- Do all of this while the existing two ESX hosts are connected to those LUNs via FiberChannel
Does anyone have experience with this type of mixed protocol environment, specifically with Netapp?