I want to set up Hyper-V server according to the following:
I want the Hyper-V server to, if both interfaces are up, to use the NIC connected to Switch A for storage traffic, and the NIC connected to Switch B for all other IP traffic.
I know this configuration is achievable in ESXi by adding both interfaces as active to a vSwitch and using the "Override switch failover order" option on the port groups or VMkernel Interfaces to setup an active/standby configuration for those specific interfaces. Is there any way to do the same thing with Windows Server 2012 and Hyper-V?
The reason I want to do it this way is because I do not have the neccessary equipment for a dedicated storage network, but I still want to seperate out the storage traffic, and try to minimize the load on the link between the two switch stack members, and to minimize contention for network resources, while still providing failover.
The alternative would be to use port based load balancing, but if I were to do that, I could not control the amount of traffic that would flow across the cross-stack link, making it potentially act as a bottleneck.