Step 2: Plan for Networking in Scale-Out File Server


Updated: April 2, 2014

Applies To: Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2012

Networking planning for Scale-Out File Server includes reviewing the network adapter configuration, ensuring that the CSV redirection traffic network bandwidth is sufficient, and that DNS dynamic update protocol is being used for Scale-Out File Server.

Use the following table to help you review the configuration of your network to ensure that it will work when deploying Scale-Out File Server.



2.1. Review your network adapter configurations

Ensure that the network adapter configurations are consistent across all of your nodes in Scale-Out File Server.

2.2. Review the CSV redirection traffic network configuration

Ensure that the network that includes the CSV redirection traffic has sufficient bandwidth.

2.3. Review the DNS configuration for the cluster nodes

Use DNS dynamic update protocol for the cluster node name and all of the cluster nodes.

The network adapters in each of the cluster nodes for the Scale-Out File Server should be the same. For more information on the different options that are available, see Deploying Fast and Efficient File Servers for Server Applications.

The network containing the CSV redirection traffic must have enough bandwidth to service all requests. If the network bandwidth is not adequate, you could create an internal network for just CSV redirection traffic and use an external network for the rest.

You should make sure that the cluster node name is registered by using DNS dynamic update protocol. This should include the name of the Scale-Out File Server and the IP addresses of all of the network adapters in every cluster node on the client network.