Xcpn-ng and multipath iSCSI


#1

Hi,

I am building an xcp-ng cluster with 3 nodes and 1 FreeNAS server as SR.
All the xcp-ng server has 2x 10gbe port but I can add more if needed…
My question is this:
Do I need multipath iSCSI with using 10GBe NIC?
Would you bond 2x10GBe port?

I have a 10GB switch and a classic 1gb 48 ports too


#2

It should work with bonding the to 10GBe’s together, but that will only benefit you if the FreeNAS system is fast enough to handle the speed.


#3

@LTS_Tom are you referring to the speed of the HDD or the CPU/RAM in general?
I have SAS HHD not ssd and 64gb ram 2 x Intel E5-2650 Xeon Eight-Core


#4

Drive speeds. Unless you are going to an all flash/SSD drive you are not likely to over saturate the 10gbe.


#5

Thank you :slight_smile: