What's the Network Recommendations for Hyper-V Cluster 2019

Ahmed Essam 191 Reputation points
2020-09-23T13:25:41.017+00:00

Hi,

We are going to build a new hyper-v cluster based on windows server 2019 on 4 nodes, each node have 8 10 gb network card

we are planning to use NIc teaming and create the following 4 NIC

  • Management Network
  • Live Migration Network
  • Cluster/CSV Network
  • Storage Network

I've read that it's not recommended to use NIC teaming feature for the Storage Network and instead should use MPIO

Also does the following link also applies for windows server 2019 https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/previous-versions/windows/it-pro/windows-server-2012-r2-and-2012/dn550728(v=ws.11)

Thanks,

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  1. Leon Laude 85,036 Reputation points
    2020-09-23T13:31:36.543+00:00

    Hi @Ahmed Essam ,

    Yes that's right, it's not recommended to use NIC teaming for the storage network, better go with MPIO, some configurations have changed since Windows Server 2012/R2, I would highly recommend going through the articles below, they offer really good information about Hyper-V networking and how you should set it up.

    Hyper-V Virtual Networking configuration and best practices
    https://www.altaro.com/hyper-v/virtual-networking-configuration-best-practices

    The Really Simple Guide to Hyper-V Networking
    https://www.altaro.com/hyper-v/simple-guide-hyper-v-networking

    The Complete Guide to Hyper-V Networking
    https://www.altaro.com/hyper-v/complete-guide-hyper-v-networking/

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  2. Xiaowei He 9,746 Reputation points
    2020-09-24T06:06:37.303+00:00

    Hi,

    You may refer to the following link:

    https://ramprasadtech.com/network-recommendations-for-a-hyper-v-cluster-in-windows-server/

    (Please note: Information posted in the given link is hosted by a third party. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy and effectiveness of information.)

    Thanks for your time!
    Best Regards,
    Anne

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  3. Pascal Slijkerman 91 Reputation points
    2020-09-30T13:44:59.387+00:00

    Hi there,

    Are you deploying to a traditional SAN with ISCSI or is this an hyperconverged setup?
    If this is a SAN the advice above is sufficient, if this is hyperconverged the approach is different.


  4. reuvygroovy 766 Reputation points
    2020-11-25T07:34:25.44+00:00

    For the Live Migration and CSV networks is it also recommended to use a SET Switch instead of Teaming, or rather possibly using multiple NICs on the same network, each with it's own IP, without SET?

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