• IT Systems Engineering

    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.