We'll soon have to come up with something working out of these:
- 1x new server with 6 ethernet interfaces
- 2x old servers with 4 ethernet interfaces
- vSphere Essentials Plus on those 3 servers
- 1x dual controller iSCSI SAN
- 1x switch
- 1x ethernet uplink to the server room backbone
I was thinking about this network setup:
- 2x ethernet ports from each server teamed up (vSwitch0) and going to the switch
- VLANs on those ports and on the switch to segregate WAN, LAN, vMotion, management
- 2x ethernet ports from each server to the two iSCSI controllers (jumbo frames)
- 2x unused ethernet ports on the new server
- one port of the switch for the uplink
This seems to me the most logical way to utilize the current hardware resources and it keeps things equal on all systems. The storage parts will go on without any single point of failure and the network part will have to wait for a second switch...
Other than getting that second switch, is there anything else that could be improved with the current setup? Should I put aside another VLAN for vSphere Replication if I want to try that? Or for anything else?