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    Network and best vswitch design with 8 pNIC ?

    clemence Novice

      Hi !

       

      I just got my 2 new Dell R710 servers and a brand new equallogic PS4000 yesterday

       

      I'm about to deploy Vmware vsphere esxi essential + with this 2 hosts but i need your thoughts about my network design :

       

      - 4 pNIC, 1 vswitch with port groups for the VMs

       

      - 2 pNIC, 1 vswitch for ISCSI (with mpio). Traffic will be isolated in a dedicated VLAN (with no routing)

       

      - 2 pNIC, 1 vswitch for vmotion and management (vcenter). Traffic will be isolated in a dedicated VLAN (no routing). But... do i need routing for vcenter (to download the updates) ? I also don't have DNS access on this VLAN. Can i use ip address instead ? What do you think about this design ?

       

      Thanks you,

      F.

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