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anon1m0us
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HP Storeageworks D2700 AJ941A

We ordered a HP Storeageworks D2700-AJ941A and I have a few questions:

 

1) Our SAN has 12TB. We have four DL 380 HP Servers where we want to allocate 3TB per server. WHat do I need to get this done? Is there any manuals that discuss carving the space?

 

2) Do I need a controller to manage the space on the four servers or can I use the SAS connection to connect the SAN to each server?

 

3) What part number would I need for the controller on the Server?

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Torsten.
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Re: HP Storeageworks D2700 AJ941A

The D2700 is just a disk enclosure with SAS connectors, made for connecting a single server in single or dual domain. Configuration will be done via ACU from the server. The chassis can only be "shared" by using SAS switches in a blade environment. It is not a "SAN" at all.

 

Sounds like you need a P2000 array ...


Hope this helps!
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anon1m0us
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Re: HP Storeageworks D2700 AJ941A

Ok. So if I have 4 servers, is there a way for me to connect the D2700 to all 4 or is the answer no. It only connects to ONE server?

Johan Guldmyr
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Re: HP Storeageworks D2700 AJ941A

You could get another server and use it as a file server and then present storage from that server to the other servers. If you want a SAN - do look into the P2000.

No, you cannot connect the same D2700 to four different servers and present one LUN to each.
anon1m0us
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Re: HP Storeageworks D2700 AJ941A

The problem is the four servers are ESX hosts, so I do not think using a file server to present storage will work. Let me know if I am wrong.

Johan Guldmyr
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Re: HP Storeageworks D2700 AJ941A

Does your ESX servers support iSCSI storage?
HP's X1000 storage servers can have the D2700 behind it.

http://h18000.www1.hp.com/products/quickspecs/13341_div/13341_div.html

ESX is even mentioned in the quickspecs.

Remember that your bottleneck will most likely be the network between the DL380 and the storage server.
Torsten.
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Re: HP Storeageworks D2700 AJ941A

You will need another iSCSI or FC based storage device, for example

P2000:
http://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/disk-storage/product-detail.html?oid=4118559

P4000:
http://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/disk-storage/product-detail.html?oid=4118659

P6000
http://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/disk-storage/product-detail.html?oid=5062117

3PAR StoreServ 7000
http://www8.hp.com/us/en/products/disk-storage/product-detail.html?oid=5335712


It's up to you and your needs.

Hope this helps!
Regards
Torsten.

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