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Phil Kay
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sb600c storage blade and external server

Is it possible to connect an external Exchange server to the sb600 storage blade in the c3000 blade enclosure?

If so is any additional hardware or software needed? Thanks.
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Terri Harris
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Re: sb600c storage blade and external server

No. The SB600c is a c-class storage blade that will provide storage for any c-class blade in the same enclosure.
Adrian Clint
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Re: sb600c storage blade and external server

Terri are you sure?

The SB40c storage blade can only physically connect to an adjacent Server blade - so how can it provide shared storage to the rest of the blades?

And if you are thinking of iSCSI/NAS sharing ....why cant an external server connect to it as well?
Terri Harris
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Re: sb600c storage blade and external server

Adrian: Look at the original question. Phil is not asking about the SB40c, but the newer SB600c. It is designed to provide storage for all blades in the given enclosure.
Otherwise you are quite correct about the SB40c.
Raghuarch
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Re: sb600c storage blade and external server

Adrian Clint
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Re: sb600c storage blade and external server

Where else would I refer to? I am looking past the front page "1 TB Shared Storage for all Blades in the enclosure" and using knowledge of the products components.

The SB600c is a BL460c running Windows Storage Server 2003 with iSCSI and NAS support connected to a SB40c storage blade. Its just a DL380 storage server in two hot swop parts!
The shared storage blade has not yet been announced.

As the SB40c can only connect to one adjacent Server (which we all agree) the only possible way it can provide storage to the other blades in the enclosure is via iSCSI & NAS. No other blades in the enclosure can access the storage via any other method.

And thus - what is stopping an external exchange server use iSCSI or NAS to access the storage on the SB600c the same way as other blades in the enclosure do? Imagine the enclosure configured with pass-thru modules - the other blades would go via an external switch same as an external server!!!

The original answer should be:
No - unless you want to use the storage via NAS or iSCSI access.
And if you want to do iSCSI you probably need two licenses of this:
http://h18004.www1.hp.com/products/servers/proliantessentials/aip/index.html