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  • 1.  Network best practice for ESX

    Posted Aug 15, 2022 08:22 AM

    We have recently installed a new VMware ESX server.
    And configured the management and the v-motion networks on a dedicated v-switch connected to 2 physical adapters.(both active)
    The VMware server is also connected to a storage via iscsi,and as for the ISCSI network, we created 2 different v-switches and connected each one to a separate physical network adapter.
    And I want to know :
    What is the beast practice for such scenario ?
    If we have only 2 X 10 G physical NICS ,can we mix between 1g and 10G card in a way that the 10G will be the active interface and the 1 G will be the standby

    Thanks !

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  • 2.  RE: Network best practice for ESX

    Posted Aug 15, 2022 08:30 AM

    An active/standby configuration is ok for Management, LAN, and vMotion, but usually not for a storage network.

    Aside from the fact that it may not even be supported by the storage vendor, you'd usually want the same performance on all paths to the storage.