Network and Storage Protocols

ISCSI configuration best practice

Julien_Mos
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Hi,

 

I need to configure my stockage as SAN with ISCSI protocol.

My cluster has 2 nodes with 2 ports free each.

This Netapp is connected to 2 switchs (VPC Nexus).

 

What is the best practice ?

I thought, make 2 subnets and configure 2 lifs per node with each subnets ?

On each nodes, one port is connected to one switch and the other one to the second switch .

 

I hope i can make me understand.

 

Best

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Ontapforrum
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Your design idea looks fine to me - "It is recommended that all SVMs in ISCSI configurations have a minimum of two LIF’s per node in separate Ethernet networks for redundancy and MPIO across multiple paths."

 

Best practices are outlined here:
https://docs.netapp.com/us-en/ontap/san-config/iscsi-config-concept.html

 


Best Practices for Network Configuration with NetApp Storage Systems
https://kb.netapp.com/Advice_and_Troubleshooting/Data_Storage_Software/ONTAP_OS/Best_Practices_for_Network_Configuration_with_NetApp_Storage_Systems

 

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Ontapforrum
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Your design idea looks fine to me - "It is recommended that all SVMs in ISCSI configurations have a minimum of two LIF’s per node in separate Ethernet networks for redundancy and MPIO across multiple paths."

 

Best practices are outlined here:
https://docs.netapp.com/us-en/ontap/san-config/iscsi-config-concept.html

 


Best Practices for Network Configuration with NetApp Storage Systems
https://kb.netapp.com/Advice_and_Troubleshooting/Data_Storage_Software/ONTAP_OS/Best_Practices_for_Network_Configuration_with_NetApp_Storage_Systems

 

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