Looking to purchase some dedicated 10GB switches for our iSCSI setup. Would the following setup allow us to use two switches for redundancy?
Two VMWare ESXi hosts, each with 2 10GB NIC Storage with 2 10GB NIC
If NIC1 on VMWareHost1 connects to switch1 and NIC2 on VMWareHost1 connects to switch2 (and the same setup for VMWareHost2 and Storage) how would the ESXi hosts communicate with the LAN? Do I need to add more NIC to the hosts? Or can I connect the dedicated switch to the LAN Switch and have it go through there? Would the storage server need to communicate with the LAN for any reason?
Please advise, this is my first time setting up iSCSI.