[TriLUG] ISCSI SAN
mattnash at intrex.net
Tue Jul 18 11:35:22 EDT 2006
Matt Pusateri wrote:
> Hello Triluger's,
> I've been tasked with finding our company a SAN. Currently we've
> looked at EMC & Lefthandnetworks. Were leaning towards ISCSI,
> corporate is a complete Windows shop, but we here in Raleigh are
> almost completely Linux. So I need to find something that plays nice.
> I thought about using openfiler(iscsi-target) and rolling my own, but
> I don't think corporate will buy into it. Anyone have any
> suggestions/comments? Direct experience comments appreciated, as
> opposed to why don't you just use "Samba" comments :) Also if anyone
> has a contact at Netapp let me know, I plan to look at them as well.
> Matt P.
The company I work for bought 3 Left Hand units in January, and so far
they have worked fine without a hitch. Even MS plays well with them!
My understanding from the installing technician is that the boxes
themselves are off-the-shelf servers running a specialized Linux OS.
The management console is multiplatform, written in Java, and is very
straightforward and easy to understand.
I haven't tried mounting one of the iSCSI targets on a Linux machine,
but that is an experiment I have planned for when I have run out of work
Left Hand's technology is pretty interesting, and should be more easily
scaled than EMC. Not to mention MUCH MUCH cheaper.
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