This is the hardware I used. Of course you can change this hardware for anything you wish, but the Multipathing and iSCSI setup is designed for this hardware. Other vendors may implement their multipathing differently.

Hardware Components

Dell 1950 Servers

  • 2 of

  • 2 Intel Xeon 5130 2.00GHz Dual Core CPU

  • 8GB RAM (4x2048MB sticks)

  • Dual Broadcom Gigabit Ethernet Ports

  • Dual Intel Gigabit Ethernet Card

  • 2 x 250GB SATA disks RAID 1 on PERC5i

  • DRAC card

Dell MD3000i

  • Dual Controllers (2 iSCSI ports each)

  • Dual PSU

  • 15 Disk slots

  • 3U

Dell PC2716 Copper Gigabit Ethernet Managed Switches

  • 2 of

  • 16 port

  • web managed

Hardware Setup

I will leave this as an exercise for the reader. Follow the diagram, you will need quite a few ethernet cables.

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