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vmware esxii with two servers to san

Hello,
I have hp msa 2050 with two servers and no switches
i want to user esxi with two san controller
do I have to get two network cards  for servers? or I can work with single one with two ports ?
any suggest link to read how to configure it with two configure it ?
digram :
server 1 - port 1 - to san ctr group 1 - a port 1
server 1 - port 2 - to san ctr group 1 - b port 1
server 2 - port 1 - to san ctr group 2 - a port 1
server 2 - port 2 - to san ctr group 2 - b port 1
thanks.

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Re: vmware esxii with two servers to san

Hello,

You have not mentioned whether you are using FC, SAS, or iSCSI. Your fabric makes a difference. Since you are connecting this with ESXi there are specific SAN considerations. If using SAS and you have stand alone servers you can direct connect. With FC you can direct connect or use a switch. If using iSCSI you can connect either with 1G or 10Gb (depending on MSA controllers, switches, and network cards) but you must use a switch. With iSCSI direct connect is not supported.

I suggest you refer to our supported configurations to help you decide on which network card you need for the array and servers you have.

SPOCK: https://h20272.www2.hpe.com/spock/

Cheers,
Shawn

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