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  • 1.  Celerra NS-480 Networking

    Posted Sep 20, 2010 08:52 PM

    Environment:

    3 - ESXi 4.1 Embedded Dell 710 servers

    1 -vCenter Server -Enterprise

    2- Celerra NS-480 Data Movers in Active / Passive configuration

    2 - Cisco switches in a 4800 chassis - No 10G ports

    There are a total of 8 physical network ports available on the ESXi servers.

    Any suggestions as to best network design?

    I am proposing:

    2 Active/Active teamed ports on vSwitch0 for Mgmt & Data Backup VLAN

    2 Active/Active teamed ports on vSwitch1 for Virtual Machine VLAN's

    2 Active/Active teamed ports on vSwitch2 for VMotion VLAN

    2 Ports TBD for NFS to Celerra

    From what I have read configuring the ports on the Celerra for Fail Safe Networking might limit the available bandwidth.

    Does anyone have suggestions or publications that provide best practices for Fault Tolerance along with increasing bandwidth on aggregated ports?Nothing is set in stone so please offer any suggestions to provide HA along with performance.

    Thanks, -Jeff



  • 2.  RE: Celerra NS-480 Networking
    Best Answer

    Posted Sep 20, 2010 08:59 PM

    Hello.

    Does anyone have suggestions or publications that provide best practices for Fault Tolerance along with increasing bandwidth on aggregated ports?Nothing is set in stone so please offer any suggestions to provide HA along with performance.

    Check out the "[Using EMC Celerra Storage with VMware vSphere and VMware Infrastructure|http://www.emc.com/collateral/software/technical-documentation/h5536-vmware-esx-srvr-using-emc-celerra-stor-sys-wp.pdf]" document.

    Good Luck!