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Dell's iSCSI mode just tracks targets and initiators, all you should really be doing is follow the specific best practices for that switch/SAN, usually this is MTU 9k+ (Force10 use 12k) Flow control rx on tx off Never do port channels, each interface should have a single ip, use multipath to aggregate links. Avoid vlan tagging


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No - iSCSI runs over IP, the switch doesn't need to know how to specifically handle it for iSCSI to run.


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Yes, this is possible. For your host OS, you can set its vlan ID from its virtual switch settings under VLAN ID. Your virtual switch needs to have the "Allow management OS to share this adapter" setting enabled. Hyper-V Manager -> Virtual Switch Manager -> Your virtual switch -> VLAN ID For your VMs, you can set a vlan ID for each network ...


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Under the Default VLAN change to the VLAN managment you need and save reboot and you are done.


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I'll be short, "is using a switch for DNS/DHCP good or bad practice" is least of your problems you said nothing about router (at least your story is incomplete), however, this isn't that important now too. usually having 15+ Windows machines means you need to have an AD. in an AD environment you need to have at least one controller, thus a Windows server, ...


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This image represents an entry level amount of redundancy that can be achieved network wide. Switch 1 and Switch 2 represent a collapsed Core/Distribution network and Switch 3, 4, and 5 represent an access network. Switches 1 and 2 should usually be aggregated by combining them into some kind of stack when possible, however you can configure them as 2 ...


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You will need the multiple NICs in each box and the two switches, with each box plugged into both switches. Then setup NIC Teaming/NIC Bonding. For most modern operating systems it is a pretty simple setup, and in most basic environments it will just work. In Windows Server 2012 you have to use Switch Independent mode and the OS will take care of ...


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Very interesting question. The more I think of an answer to this problem them more road blocks I am hitting. Here is a few possible solutions that I can think of: Two NICs in Each Machine + Two Switches This is obviously what you suggested but you might run into problems with each computer on your network taking 2 IP address's. What I would suggest for ...


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Yes, you can assign multiple addresses to a management or VLAN interface. This is a handy feature for migration, or situations where you cannot modify client configuration.


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This is a typical beginning of each failure story in deploying ASA. Someone decides he needs ASA instead of the router and starts to use it like router. But ASA isn't quite a router, it's a security appliance. It's not intended to be used instead of the router, it's intended to be used with a router. The fact that it's capable of doing some of the router's ...


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So, if I understand you correctly, the WiFi router gets the internet, and then sends it to the switch. Where is the cable plugged in on the switch? Is it one of the standard ports? Or is it isolated/says something like "internet" on it? If it's the latter, plug it into one of the main ports that you would expect to get internet from. You can also go into ...


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In addition to Ondra Sniper Flidr and the comment by Michael Hampton, I wanted to provide the official statement by Citrix. Quoting this pdf (didn't found this in HTML), chapter "XenMotion", page sixteen: But in this example setup, the external real switch device is expecting the MAC address of the VM to be on one port, while it‟s actually just ...


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It will work well, live migration is standard in production environment. But your infrastructure is not so reliable as you think it is, there are many SPOFs in that. What will happen when your switch will die? Or even on port on that switch? What will happen when your NAS will die? If you need high availabiliy, every component of your infrastructure must be ...


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I was facing problem due to loss of information in the dhcp binding table. In short the subscriber id automatically generated would not match my reservations. Here are some examples: port# interface received SID(hex) expected SID(hex) 2 Gi1/0/2 0047-6931-2f30-2f 0047-6931-2f30-2f32 13 Gi1/0/13 0047-6931-2f30-2f31 ...


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Use the 10 Gb/s link. Otherwise you restrict the VMs to 1 Gb/s when communicating with multiple clients or with other VMs (communication to other VMs should be through the virtual switch and not the physical NIC). If your network card supports it, use VMQ and / or SR-IOV. Ideally you should create an SR-IOV virtual NIC inside every VM. Most cards should be ...


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1 x 10Gb link for performance. Otherwise if a single server needs to use 1.1Gbs to another server it can't because most load balancing systems use destination MAC or IP (Which would be the same). This also eliminates issues where links are busier then other links because of the same fact, if the hash works out to be on the same link they end up on the same ...



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