We just purchased a FAS2240A-2 and a DS4243 Shelf.
We have a vision of creating an aggregate and bonding 2 of the GigE ports on one head and 2 of the GigE ports on the other. (see Attached)
I am not sure if NetApp can bond the GigE ports into an aggregate. Is this possible? Also, does NetApp care if the links are routed to different switches or do they have to go the same switch for an aggregate?
As for the iSCSI connections we would like to do either an Active/Passive or Active/Active connection. Not sure the pros and cons of either.
Also, not sure how the data is routed. Is the one line inert until needed? Are both active and traffic load balanced? Does it choose best available route, etc? How does NetApp handle Active/Active or Active/Passive network links?
Thank you in advance.