On Mar 24, 2015, at 6:37 <redacted> wrote:
Hey Scott,Hope you are doing well. Your thoughts on the question below . Should they get the 1380 VIC for redundancy ? My gut feeling tells me yes for best practice since it is a single point a failure and these guys are a TIER 1 trauma center. Any reason why we should not add another VIC for redundancy ? Will the cluster be sufficient for redundancy ?
If you were going to build an ESX cluster with UCS B200 M4 blades and were going to put Tier-1 applications on this cluster would you rely solely on the built-in 1340 VICs? Or would you purchase the 1380 VICs as well in order to create VIC redundancy in VMware as shown below?
vmnic0 vmnic3 Mgmt
vmnic1 vmnic4 VMotion
vmnic2 vmnic3 Production VMs
This way if a VIC failed you would still be up and connected to Ethernet and Storage.
Or do you think this is “overkill”.