4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 7, 2020 9:29 AM by taylorb

    ISCSI use specific link - failover only

    taylorb Expert

      I am setting up iSCSI on ESXi 6.7 (upgrading to 7 later this year).

       

      I only have 2x10Gb links.   I would like to have it set up so that all network traffic defaults to Link A and all storage traffic defaults to Link B.  Both still having the option to failover if a link goes down. 

       

      Given that you have to make 2 iSCSI Vmkernel ports and each can only have access to one adapter, how can I manage the two in an Active/Standby type configuration?

       

      I understand how to do active/passive links for the rest of networking using active/standby nics on the vswitch. 

       

      My main goal for this is to make sure that storage and network traffic do not interfere with each other unless there is a link failure.  If there is a better way to do this, I would love to hear it.

       

      Thanks.