We are reconfiguring our FAS2040 using an MSLA setup for load balance. Our switching infrastructure is a 3750 stack of 4 members and the clients connecting to the Filer are 6 ESXi 5.1 servers via NFS/iSCSI as well Windows machines via CIFS.
NFS Subnet / VLAN: 10.1.200.0 / 200
iSCSI Subnet / VLAN: 10.1.300.0 / 300
Mangement Subnet / VLAN: 10.1.400.0 / 400
CIFS Subnet / VLAN: 10.1.500.0 / 500
ESXi NFS VMkernel IP: 10.1.200.15
ESXi iSCSI VMkernel IP: 10.1.300.15
Load Balancing options: Route based on IP hash
I'm thinking that e0a and e0b can be put into a VIF to serve NFS/management traffic so I would assign the following IP and aliases to the LACP VIF:
10.1.200.26, 10.1.200.226, 10.1.400.26
I'm put e0c and e0d in another VIF for iSCSI and CIFS:
10.1.300.26, 10.1.300.226, 10.1.500.26
Within vSphere I would have to divide the datastore load evenly between 10.1.200.26 and 10.1.200.226, correct?
The goal is to serve iSCSI/NFS/CIFS and management traffic through the 4 ports in the filer. Splitting the load between the 2 ports in each VIF is ideal, although I could also split it among all four ports by creating a single 4-port VIF with 4 iSCSI IP's, 4 NFS IP's and 1 IP for MGMT and CIFS...
What would be your recommendation? Also I need to tag a VLAN id to each IP.
At this point as long as the ether channel group and the associated ports in the switch stack are configured for dot1q trunks with the allowed above vlans it should work. Anything else you can think about?
Re: MSLA Setup for NFS/ISCSI/MGMT/CIFS and Multiple VLANs