7 Replies Latest reply on Dec 14, 2018 5:37 AM by TheBobkin

    Queries on vSAN

    Shakti21 Lurker

      We need to use 2 nodes for vSAN but connectivity is the main area of concerns as we have only 1 Gig port and following is the make model of the switch Cisco switches (WS-C3560G-24PS).

      Is it possible to directly connect those 2 nodes to bypass 10 Gig switch by using Cat cable or FC cable for 10 Gig network. Also why we need 10 Gig network for this solution in some forums i am seeing 1 Gig will work but vmware is recommending 10 Gig.

       

      Both the nodes having below configuration :

      SSD = 480 GB * 2

      HDD = 300 GB * 8

      RAM = 64 GB

      1 GB NIC = 4 ports

      10 Gig NIC = 2 ports

       

      For Net-witness we are using other host having below configuration and on same host we will use backup solution:

      SSD = 110 GB * 2

      HDD = 300 GB * 5

      RAM = 32 GB

      CPU = 1

      1 GB NIC = 2 Ports

       

      vSAN Witness traffic, Public, VMotion, VSAN, Management, Multicast, Backup how it connected. And use of vSAN Witness traffic, VSAN, Multicast.