Low cost SAN

 
nibble
Super Advisor

Low cost SAN

Hi guys, our customer wants to have a low-cost SAN for R&D. it looks to have an obselete DL380G4 with FC HBA, however Im not really sure whats the cheapest FC SAN thatn I can have.
I was thinking of EVA3000, but seems too much complicated. Will an MSA1000 suffice for this?
2 x DL380G4 with HBA
1 x MSA1000 Small business SAN G2

the setup is this 2 DL380G4 server will connect to the MSA1000. will this be feasible? do i need a switch for this?
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Torsten.
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Re: Low cost SAN

The MSA1000 was available with hub or switch included optionally. Both may work for you.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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nibble
Super Advisor

Re: Low cost SAN

T, any licensing requirements for this?
so the setup will be basically the 2 servers connects to the MSA1000 and should be able to see LUNs from it.
cnb
Honored Contributor

Re: Low cost SAN

Hi,

According to Quickspecs:

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/12095_div/12095_div.HTML


"All necessary configuration & management programs are included and there are no unexpected charges for extra licenses as your capacity needs grow or as you attach more servers."

HTH


Rgds,