Pro/Con design considerations for configuring (2) 2-node x670V stacks with emphasis on availability and performance.
Prior to submitting for budget approval, I was hoping to get feedback from anyone with experience configuring MLAG's with X670V-48t switches and VMware. I'm currently running out of available ports and instead of adding just one x670V to my stack, I was looking to possibly add a separate stack and configure MLAGs to our ESX hypervisors w/standard switches. Right now, I would have to shut down the entire server/storage footprint to update the EXOS software with our single 2-node stack. Would be grateful to hear comments "in favor of" or "in opposition to" the below configuration.
(2) 2-node x670V stacks
MLAG Stack A Port 1:1 with Stack B Port 1:1 for generic server traffic
MLAG Stack A Port 1:17 with Stack B Port 1:17 for NFS storage traffic
MLAG Stack A Port 1:33 with Stack B Port 1:33 for management traffic
Server environment is all VMware with 4 10G and 4 1G NICs per Host