So i have this diskless / pxe booting environment with 28 clients.
Essentially it's 28 clients communicating using ISCSI protocol with a single diskless server.
The issue we have so far is that clients also need to read SMB based files from a different server, and when both ISCSI and SMB transfer happen at high rate, clients gets laggy or booting failure.
To solve this i plan to use additional NIC on client, which is assigned for SMB, while the onboard NIC should be used for ISCSI. Is this possible using windows 7 64 ? i will then separate the switch as well. Because overall it's still far cheaper than implementing 10G network.
I read SMB multichannel might actually be related but i still havent found any documentations about separating protocols for 2 NICs.