I was wondering if I can have some advice about our exisiting vFiler configurations.
We have the following IFGRP
ifgrp create lacp IFGRP0 -b ip e0a e0b e0c e0d
This is then set to trunk our management and iSCSI connections
vlan create IFGRP0 123 456
We then have vFiler's each with 2 ipaddresses from a single VLAN. For exmaple, vf_TEST has 192.168.0.1 & 192.168.0.2. When this is mapped to VMware, it can see 2 paths to the LUN.
My question is, what benefit is there for having to paths comming from the same network aggreagate? A former colleague suggested this was the correct setup, however I cant see the benefit.
Actually i dont see a benifit of using 2 IPs from same vlan.
to take a benifit and be more redundant u should use 2 vLan's and 1 IP from each vlan.
This way u can differentiate the traffic by mounting the datastores using different IPs from these 2 different vlans.