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Deploying multiple NICs on SuperMicro with FreeNAS 9.3

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I have a SuperMicro with FreeNAS 9.3 and the SuperMicro has a ½ dozen unused Gb Ethernet ports. How hard is it to turn on the NIC ports in a different subnet and share the LUNs on the FreeNAS server?

I saw another poster talking about a direct Ethernet feed from FreeNAS server to an other production server. Is this an accepted practice for SANs and are there any drawbacks? Would this speed things up if a ½ dozen nearby servers bypassed the Gb switch?

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Ericloewe

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There's nothing inherently wrong with this, but it involves obvious extra management steps.

Also, 9.3 is rather ancient by this point, you should look into upgrading.
 
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