SoFS|W2k12R2|2x1GB|4x10GB|4xFC

Scale out Fileserver Cluster Network configuration with following parameters:

The following configuration leverages 2x 1GB Ethernet, 4x 10GB Ethernet NICs and LOM (LAN on Motherboard) and 2x Fibre channel connections. There are 4 NICs useable for SMB 3.x.x Multichannel.

The storage is provisioned to the Scale out Fileserver Hosts via Fibrechannel.


 Pro’s and Con’s of that solution

 Pro Con
– High Bandwidth
– Full fault redundant
– Fibrechannel ist most common SAN technology
– many NICs
– a lot of NICs and Switches needed
– a lot of technologies involved
– no separed Team for Cluster and Management
– expensiv

 Switches

Switch name Bandwidth Switchtyp
1GBE SW01 1 GBit/s physical stacked or independed
1GBE SW02 1 GBit/s physical stacked or independed
10GBE SW01 10 GBit/s physical stacked or independed
10GBE SW02 10 GBit/s physical stacked or independed
FC SW01 4/8 GB FC/s physical stacked or independed
FC SW02 4/8 GB FC/s physical stacked or independed

 Neccessary Networks

Networkname VLAN IP Network (IPv4) Connected to Switch
Management 100 10.11.100.0/24  1GBE SW01 & 1GBE SW02 (via NIC Team & VLAN Tagging)
Cluster 101 10.11.101.0/24  1GBE SW01 & 1GBE SW02 (via NIC Team & VLAN Tagging)
SMB 01 200 10.11.45.0/24  10GBE SW01
SMB 02 200 10.11.46.0/24 10GBE SW02
SMB 03 200 10.11.47.0/24 10GBE SW01
SMB 04 200 10.11.48.0/24 10GBE SW02
FC 01 FC SW01
FC 01 FC SW01

 Possible rearview Server


 Schematic representation


Switch Port Configuration

   
 

QoS Configuration Switch

Networkname Priority
Management medium
Cluster high
SMB Traffic High