Solved nas speed and ethernet

Gigabyte / 965g-ds3
January 1, 2014 at 08:53:10
Specs: Windows7, core i5/12000
looking to setup a freenas box. 5 1 tb drives attached via 100mb Ethernet. and connect a esxi 5.1 sever without storage. freenas will be used for vms and storage for desktop pc. currently using virtual box but because no raid using disk can be slow. can upgrade switch to gigabite. want to know if it will bottleneck on lan. this is just lab. maybe i could link multiple nics

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January 3, 2014 at 07:12:03
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I suggest using GB for networking. If available, use 1GB for management and kernel and a separate GB interface/uplink for VM data. That would be 2 vSwitches, at least one GB uplink each.

You will not see a bottle neck for the vm data with a GB NIC. I have several deployments with 1 GB for vm data (non-kernel) and the physical computer count accessing the virtual servers is about 53 computers. here's no bottle neck .

1GB for storage and management will be enough too but if have the option in the GB switch to group interfaces together then do 2 to 4 interfaces as port group. You will need as many physical interfaces on the server. How big the port group depends on the number of interfaces you have.

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