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Connecting a P2000 10GbE iSCSI MSA to C7000 with Catalyst Blade Switch 3020

 
simonfrederick
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Connecting a P2000 10GbE iSCSI MSA to C7000 with Catalyst Blade Switch 3020

I have a client who has bought a P2000 10GbE iSCSI MSA in order to create a SAN for a VMWare ESXi 4.1 environment hosted on a C7000 blade. The blade has a Cisco 3020 switch with four 1GbE SFP ports. 

 

The client would also like to access the SAN  via 1Gb networking infrastructure from 2 other Proliant servers again running VMWare ESX 4.1.

 

I am assuming that I will need to add a switch with 10GbE/1GbE/1Gb capabilities to achieve this. 

 

Can anyone suggest best practices, possible configurations?