I have been playing with Vmware vsphere / ESXi recently, and wanted to play with clustering, and vmotion.
I have 3 Hypervisor servers each with a couple of TB of storage. (2 reasonably powerful machines and one low end at the moment)
I realize I am going to need a SAN to be able to do this.
I have never setup, or even used a SAN before, I am only doing it for the sake of it at the moment and don't want o invest a fortune, I looked on eBay and there is a mass of used equipment, including 4tb arrays for £300 (or 1tb arrays for £120 .. http://www.ebay.co.u...=item1c279e6c39
I thought i might be able to get an array, and a fiber switch, and a few controller cards for the esxi machines, however I also believe I need a SAN controller as well as the array.
Im not sure which equipment is compatible with each other, there are controllers on eBay which aren't bank breaking but i don't know which controllers / switches etc will be compatible with which arrays.
Could someone point me in the right direction please for setting up a SAN on a budget, using retired hardware from eBay (UK)