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EVA6100 with NAS

Anubhav Dhingra
Frequent Advisor

EVA6100 with NAS

I am not sure if my question is right or some thing. However, what do we mean by configuring EVA6100 with NAS. This EVA would be running on HP-UX environment (Entry Level Servers rx3600 or rx2660). Also can we manage 2 EVAs with one Storage Server running Command View or we need individual servers running CV.
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Víctor Cespón
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA6100 with NAS

You need to explain the question a little more. The EVA6100 is a disk storage system and serves space by blocks. A NAS serves disk space though SMB, FTP, or other network protocols.
You can present the disks in the EVA to a server, and then share the space over the network. This is known as an EVA gateway.

Regarding the Command View question, yes, you can manage several EVAs from one server, up to 8.
Luis A Rios
Occasional Contributor

Re: EVA6100 with NAS

You can manage the 2 EVA with one Command view server...
Mustafa Gulercan
Respected Contributor

Re: EVA6100 with NAS

hi;
EVA disk arrays use SAN.
You can add hosts to the EVA directly or with using SAN switch.
if you wanna use EVA at NAS system you have to use Network file servers.
these servers may use EVA's virtual disks and NAS clients may use the Network file servers.

here there is an image, check it pls to figure out what i try to say.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:SANvsNAS.svg

regards,
mustafa
IBaltay
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA6100 with NAS

Hi,

maybe this could be interesting for you:
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/evafs/index.html (linux eva based file serving solution): nfs, cifs, http, ftp

16-node cluster (polyserve):
http://h18006.www1.hp.com/products/storageworks/efs/index.html with its own cluster file system


the pain is one part of the reality
Anubhav Dhingra
Frequent Advisor

Re: EVA6100 with NAS

Hi Mustafa,

Thanx for your reply. However, i am not able to understand why do we need this kind of setup, connecting storage to file servers only and then connecting clients using NFS/CIFS etc.
IBaltay
Honored Contributor

Re: EVA6100 with NAS

Hi,
NAS is useful for the hosts which dont have the direct SAN connectivity (HBAs). Therefore the server which has it, is in a role of SAN/LAN gateway and he propagates its SAN LUNs as a CIFS/NFS shares.
the pain is one part of the reality
Mustafa Gulercan
Respected Contributor

Re: EVA6100 with NAS

Hi,
If your fileserver has an Host Bus Adaptor, sure you can connect it directly to the EVA.

regards,
mustafa