Hyper-V converged fabric with host and guest iSCSI networks
I finally had a chance to catch up with Aidan Finn’s blog this week (he’s a Hyper-V god) and I saw this post: Another WS2012 Hyper-V Converged Fabric Design With Host & Guest iSCSI Networks
It got me thinking about 2 things:
- Why haven’t I updated my network documentation?!
- Does my iSCSI network look like this?
With regards to the second question I really hoped so!
As such I drew my Hyper-V host and guest iSCSI network from the same view as Aidan’s and this is what I got:
As I’m running a 4 node cluster and that Windows failover cluster manager and SCVMM 2012 SP1 validated my cluster I know that all nodes are the same… I deployed 3 of the hyper-v hosts before SCVMM (odd I know) so I was glad it validated it.
When I wanted to add a new host to the cluster Windows failover cluster manager validated it so I thought I’d get SCVMM to check it too. Bizarrely it found a slight difference between the existing nodes and the new one (a NIC was configured slightly differently) – rectified that and job done!
For a PDF version of the above you can download it from my SkyDrive