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Hyper-V 2016 Best Practices by Romain Serre, Benedict Berger

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Hyper-V cluster with SAN or NAS

So far, virtualization infrastructures have been built with a SAN or NAS storage system. Hyper-V is able to work with these kinds of solution using iSCSI or Fibre Channel (FC) protocol. This section introduces the Hyper-V design with both solutions.

iSCSI architecture overview

The solution presented in the following diagram is based on a NAS or a SAN and iSCSI protocol for storage traffic.

To implement this solution, the following hardware are required:

  • At least two Hyper-V nodes for high availability (three or more are recommended)
    • Two NICs dedicated to iSCSI traffic
    • Two NICs dedicated to management, clustering, live migration, and VM networks

  • At least two Ethernet switches. The speed of the Ethernet port must be related ...

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