Setting up iSCSI network for ESXi Servers & EMC SAN

February 6, 2013 at 06:58:38
Specs: Win 7
I've been researching and working on getting my Brocade FWS624G switches configured for the iSCSI network to work with my ESXi servers and EMC SAN. I typed up a brief diagram showing what I'm trying to accomplish and below is the config from one of the switches. Am I missing anything?

Thanks

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Startup-config data location is flash memory

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Startup configuration:

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ver 07.0.01cT7e1

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module 1 fws1g-24-port-copper-base-module

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vlan 1 name DEFAULT-VLAN by port

no spanning-tree

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vlan 2 name iSCSI by port

untagged ethe 0/1/1 to 0/1/12

spanning-tree 802-1w

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vlan 3 name Failover by port

untagged ethe 0/1/13 to 0/1/24

spanning-tree 802-1w

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aaa authentication web-server default local

jumbo

enable super-user-password .....

enable port-config-password .....

enable read-only-password .....

enable aaa console

hostname iSCSI-Switch1

ip address 10.16.56.44 255.255.255.0

no ip dhcp-client auto-update enable

no ip dhcp-client enable

ip default-gateway 10.16.56.1

username admin password .....

clock summer-time

clock timezone us Eastern

interface ethernet 0/1/1

flow-control neg-on

link-aggregate active

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interface ethernet 0/1/2

flow-control neg-on

link-aggregate active

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interface ethernet 0/1/3

flow-control neg-on

link-aggregate active

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interface ethernet 0/1/4

flow-control neg-on

link-aggregate active

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interface ethernet 0/1/5

flow-control neg-on

link-aggregate active

!

interface ethernet 0/1/6

flow-control neg-on

link-aggregate active

!

interface ethernet 0/1/7

flow-control neg-on

link-aggregate active

!

interface ethernet 0/1/8

flow-control neg-on

link-aggregate active

!

interface ethernet 0/1/9

flow-control neg-on

link-aggregate active

!

interface ethernet 0/1/10

flow-control neg-on

link-aggregate active

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interface ethernet 0/1/11

flow-control neg-on

link-aggregate active

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interface ethernet 0/1/12

flow-control neg-on

link-aggregate active

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#1
February 6, 2013 at 06:59:33
forgot to give y'all the link for the diagram.

http://s12.postimage.org/ia3ku3rrh/...

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#2
February 6, 2013 at 07:27:37
Brocade switches differ from "normal" network switches. As such, our SAN/NAS admin takes care of ours, not me, nor the rest of my department. So, I can't comment on your config.

What I can and will comment on is your diagram. Your setup looks good to me. Redundant connections from each server to your Brocades and from the Brocades to your controllers.

I just talked to our SAN/NAS admin about one concern I had with your diagram. These being rather important switches and all, I wondered why you didn't have them hooked together with an "inter switch trunk". I wasn't sure if Brocades do this or not by she says our two 7500's have IST's between them. This provides failover. Should one die, the other takes over without a hiccup. So if it were me, I'd check to see if you could trunk your Brocades to increase redundancy.

It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.

***William Henley***


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February 11, 2013 at 21:46:31
Hello,

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