Hey. Thanks for the reply. I wasn't sure how much detail NetApp admins needed to comment on some general best practices, and I didn't want to make my post overly long. I have read through the VMware document for NetApp NFS. I'm really looking for NetApp general config info. If you have time and the knowledge, I'd appreciate your comment.
The two SAN switches are 24x1Gb switches with jumbo frames and LACP capability (Juniper EX2200 if you care to know). The VMware servers are indeed clustered. They have 8x1Gb ethernet ports to split between storage and the house network. I was definitely planning to vif a few ports. Just asking what NetApp specific setup you would use to get the most bandwidth possible to the cluster and still provide decent speed to CIFS and redundancy for switch or controller failure. It was made quite clear to me over the past 3 months that the 2040 and its 8 data ports would handle this setup.
The production network is also 1Gb, and there are plenty of ports available.
Just wondering, with the 8 ports available on the 2040, what ports you would vif, what switch you'd connect them to, and how you'd specify failover to the 2040.
Thanks for your time.