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Nimble Network - 2 isolated switches

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Nimble Network - 2 isolated switches

Is anyone running a configuration where each Nimble 10G connection goes into an isolated switch?

Most hosts are ESX.

Would I have a software initiator for each "fabric"?

or a single software initiatior with each vmkernel interface? (Each interface would end up being on a separate subnet/network)



Re: Nimble Network - 2 isolated switches

Ya we have two isolated switches & networks for the iSCSI traffic.

Your ESXi hosts can have only a single Software Initiator, but you need to create two separate virtual networks (unless your splitting things up with VLANS).

Here is a screen shot from vCenter.

2 separate virtual switches  (note that I setup the vSwitch's for local vm iSCSI traffic too)


Here is a rough logical wiring diagram I made up for our networks way back.

Let me know if you have any other questions.