Connecting ISCSI storage CORRECTLY!

Welcome to Digital Technology Solutions, In todays post we will talk about how to cable a ISCSI storage array the correct way. I've seen countless times consultants not understanding the requirements of ISCSI storage. If you don't know what ISCSI is please read here. I will go over a few basics about ISCSI, In this example we are using a Nimble CS240G with two Brocade VDX 6740 24R.

 

Lets Get started 🙂

The most important part of any ISCSI setup is switch selection, I personally would only select a switch like Brocade, HP and Cisco in a production environment. I would also highly recommend CLI type switches for management reasons. Below is some basic information for you to review.

Step1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here is a great diagram about how to connect your ISCSI connections.

Step2

Best Practices on how to setup your ISCSI network

Step4

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

So here is the best part 🙂 a full diagram on how to cable a ISCSI network with a Nimble Storage Array and 4 host servers.

Step5

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you need 99.999% up-time and need local support in Northern California and Nevada, give us a call @ 775-552-3611. As always, our services are guaranteed and best yet no monthly contracts! So call and ask about a free 30 day trial.

Now servicing Minden, Reno, Gardnerville, Carson City and South Lake Tahoe.


Leave a comment!

You must be logged in to post a comment.