Pve and storage connection SFP+


Aug 22, 2020

I have a question about storage and proxmox, or better, I've never configure a server/storage, so I'm thinking of what is the best practice to do this.

I have this situation
3 pve
1 Nexenta storage

My answer is how to connect the 3 pve with the storage.

My idea was to put in every pve and the storage a SFP+ card and connect every pve direct to the storage.
But in this case the pve has to have an dedicated ip on vmbr with the SFP+ to communicate with the storage?

Or to attach all the connections to an SFP+ switch? In this case is also necessary an dedicated vmbr with IP on the SFP+?

I'm sorry for the "stupid" questions but I've thinking on how to pve and the storage communicate.

I suppose you mean ethernet when you say SPF+? One way is to add a storage network (put in the card, give it an IP from the storage network) and plug everything in a switch, best have multiple cards and multiple switches for real HA.


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