Network and Storage Protocols

NFS and iSCSI on same NICs

Willybobs27

I have a 2240-2HA that requires CIFs, iSCSI and NFS.

Normally NFS would be setup using a LACP VIF on two NICs whilst iSCSI would require 2 separate VLANs with 1 NIC on each.

How can I make these two share the same two NICs thus leaving 2 NICs free for CIFs?

Is this a case for over lapping VIFs? Something I've never had to resort to in the past as normally I'd use either NFS or iSCSI for IP storage access and not both.

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ogra

Though I'm not entirely clear what is being asked. I'll try to simply provide you a solution with FAS2240-2HA.

You have 4 Ethernet ports on each controller.

Now, you want to use 3 protocols : CIFS/NFS/iSCSI.

The question is how are the N/W for these protocols divided ?

Your question is : How can you share NFS/iSCSI on 2 NICs and have 2 NICs free for CIFS.

Answer : You can share 2 different VLAN's ( NFS & iSCS) on same LACP VIF by using VLAN Tagging feature. If that's what you are looking for.

Can you describe your architecture in more detail ?

Cheers !

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