If you have been watching my previous post you will know that I decided on 5 HyperV servers and 1 SAN, the design post is here. So this post is going to be quite a short one to keep you up to date with how I have setup the physical servers etc that I eventually purchased.
So here is a list of the physical kit that was purchased for the project
5 x Dell R710 servers with 72Gb memory, 2x 300Gb HDD (Mirrored), 6 NIC ports
1 x Dell MD3000i SAN with 6TB storage space, 2 Management NIC Ports, 4 iSCSI NIS Ports
As the servers have 6 NIC ports I decided to set it up with the following assignments
1 – Management Port
2 – iSCSI Port
3 to 6 – Available to HyperV
The School servers all sit on a 172.16.1.0 subnet and so the management port and HyperV ports will be selected from this range. The iSCSI ports will be on a completely separate physical network and so I chose to use a 192.168.1.0 network address scheme for those.
Here’s a very basic Visio diagram showing the physical setup.
The purpose of this diagram is to show how we have physically separated the iSCSI traffic from the main network traffic.
Watch out for the next posts as we move to setting up the SAN and creating the failover cluster for HyperV, I may even try my hand at some videos.