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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:37
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:04
Well for a basic poor man's SAN all you need is a machine with lots of storage, some fancy software like say OpenFiler or FreeNAS (though I don't know if FreeNAS does iSCSI or not) and at least a gigabit ethernet connection. Doesn't even have be a dedicated box, you put the software on a VM on one of your hypervisor servers.
This worked well enough for me. Though I only had one machine using it. I can't imagine much difference between one and multiple machines using a SAN.
Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:06
Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:14
Might be cheaper and more reliable to get an empty array and switch rather than using old drives.
Look online and in your local area you can get enterprise equipment inexpensively if you look hard enough. Racks, PDU's KVM IP, 42 port gig switches markets flooded.
You need to thoroughly research though most of the time the sellers only have the part # and no clue what it does,
Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:48
Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:13