I have the following infrastructure
-Palo Alto FW
-CRS328-24P-4S-RM (another one available, if best design)
-2 x CRS317-1G-16S+RM
-3 x ESXi hosts
-Storage with dual controllers
My VLANs are: Management, LAN, Storage, vMotion
I was planning to run all switches in SwitchOS for maximum CPU. I read this was preferred for performance if I didn't need any router protocols. My goal is to have maximum throughput with HA. I would like the full 20GB between the ESXi hosts for vMotion and the full 20GB between hosts and storage. I separate the LAN traffic out to another NIC because I figure that is all that needed to traverse all the way up to the Palo and would ultimately be throttled down to the 1GB throughput on the FW uplink.
1. Is this the best design?
2. Can I get the full 20GB throughput if the NICs go to 2 different CRS317 switches, or should I use just one CRS317?