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As a rule of thumb, if the traffic is going to be heavy and any-to-any, there is going to be a large stress on the buffers.
You will have very good performance with an R-series switch.
Whether 7020SR or 7280R, depending on the amount of ports you need, they would cope with anything.
You can also try shallow buffer switches such as the 7050X3-series or 7060X2 (higher density than 7050X3, but fewer features). However, choosing shallow buffer you risk to suffer degradation of performance as you populated your switch. I have seen that multiple times with customers that go from a light to an heavier deployment.
In conclusion, it depends on how heavy your iSCSI traffic will be.
This is a simplistic approach that works pretty well, but to have a customised solution that suit you best you may want to contact a Sales representative and have a discussion with a Systems Engineer.
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