Hyper V Networking Setup Help - Clusters, ISCSI, VLANs
I'm looking to build a new Server 2012 Hyper V setup in a clustered configuration and am a bit stumped on the best way to configure the networking for this setup. The system will be built with the following hardware:
SAN - Dell Power Vault MD3200i
Servers - Dell Power Edge 2970 x3 - All servers have a total of 4 NICs
Switches - Dell Power Connect 5524 - These switches are currently in a stacked configuration & currently has 2 VLANs assigned - one for ISCSI & one for network
I've setup the SAN and have the 8 NICs configured on a separate subnet & IP range (10.10.10.x) to our main network, the servers are configured and can talk to the SAN and see the storage available fine, however when I run the Validate Configuration in the Cluster Manager it throws up warnings about network communication and indicates a single point of failover.
I set the 4 server NICs up in two sets of Teams - one for our physical network & one team for our ISCSI, i've since read that I shouldn't team the ISCSI NICs, is this correct? I've tried to change the configuration so that the NICs are no longer teamed in the ISCSI network but the Validate Configuration then warns that the devices should not be on the same subnet. I've also read about needing to assign a NIC for Live Migration on a seperate subnet to the ISCSI & physical network, will this be required?
If anyone is able to give me some pointers as to the best way of configuring the 4 NICs on the servers & any other advice I would really appreciate it. Has been an extremely long week & I seem to be going round & round in circles trying to get it sorted!