i am looking for some best practices information. i building a 4 host cluster (esxi 5.5) using 4 x DELL M620 blade servers (M1000e chassis)
I have 2 x 10Gbe ether adapters for each blade.
How do most people configure the networking with this type of setup? I am connecting to iSCSI storage (IBM V7000)
I was thinking
1 vswitch for vmnet/mgmt/vmotion
2nd vswitch for iscsi
is this optimal? should i break down the 10Gb into smaller segments?
thanks in advance
There is many ways you can chop up the 10GB NIC, Kendrick does a great job of putting out some design options for you
VMware vSphere 5 Host NIC Network Design Layout and vSwitch Configuration [Major Update] | Tech Blog...
You may also want to look into VDS and the new NIOC controls as you can now control which traffic gets how much throughput with user based settings.
I hope this has helped.