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Hyper-V Cluster - iSCSI and MPIO / TEAM Interface RRS feed

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  • Hi,

    We have two HP servers with 2*10G network ports. Can anyone provide the best practice to use both the 10G NIC with redundancy config ? Can we use NIC Teaming or MPIO ? can both the interface be configured with same VLAN IPs ?

    Thanks,


    suhag

    Sunday, October 13, 2019 1:28 AM

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  • Hi,

    if those 10G interfaces will be used exclusively for iSCSI, give them separate IPs and use MPIO. If you need to share them between iSCSI and VM traffic, my advice would be to use teaming, bind a vSwitch to the team, create separate ManagementOS vNICs for iSCSI and allocate a percentage of bandwidth to it.


    Evgenij Smirnov

    http://evgenij.smirnov.de

    • Marked as answer by Suhag Desai Sunday, October 13, 2019 5:10 PM
    Sunday, October 13, 2019 8:39 AM
  • Thanks, We have another pair of 10G NIC for VM Traffic.

    1st 10G NIC + 2nd 10G NIC --> NIC Team for VM Traffic. 

    3rd 10G  NIC --> iSCSI traffic --> 192.168.10.1

    4th 10G NIC --> iSCSI Traffic --> 192.168.10.2 

    Can you share some MS documentation on iSCSI + MPIO config ?

    Thanks,


    suhag

    Sunday, October 13, 2019 4:24 PM
  • Hi,

    not a genuine MS but pretty comprehensive all the same: https://www.petri.com/using-mpio-windows-server-iscsi-initiator


    Evgenij Smirnov

    http://evgenij.smirnov.de

    • Marked as answer by Suhag Desai Sunday, October 13, 2019 5:10 PM
    Sunday, October 13, 2019 4:43 PM
  • MPIO works only for storage trafic - iSCSI, FC.

    NIC Teaming can be used for VMs or cluster roles. NIC Teaming is not recommended for iSCSI trafic.

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 10:43 AM
  • Thanks  LaMerk

    suhag

    Wednesday, October 16, 2019 11:53 PM