Configuring iSCSI network for Windows Server 2012

While setting up a new network for iSCSI operation here are the things we need to check and configure:

Overall Configuration:

Check the general notes here: http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee338480%28v=ws.10%29.aspx especially the “Networking best practices section” there.

The most relevant parts are:

  • Use a a separate LAN or setup VLAN for iSCSI traffic
  • Use CHAP (at least)
  • Configure Jumbo Frame size
  • Use multiple NICs
  • Configure MPIO, use vendor’s DSM if available.

 

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