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Mastering VMware vSphere™ 4 by Scott Lowe

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C.4. Storage Management Best Practices

You can find the configuration details regarding the virtual networking best practices shown in the following list in Chapter 6:

  • When booting from SAN, mask each bootable LUN to be seen only by the ESX host booting from that LUN.

  • Build a dedicated and isolated storage network for iSCSI SAN storage to isolate and secure iSCSI storage-related traffic.

  • Build a dedicated and isolated storage network for NAS/NFS storage to isolate and secure NAS/NFS storage-related traffic.

  • Perform all masking at the storage device, not at the ESX/ESXi host.

  • Separate disk-intensive virtual machines on different LUNs carved from separate physical disks.

  • Provide individual zoning configurations for each ESX/ESXi host.

  • Allow the SAN ...

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