Using Windows to Create LUNs Vs Smartstart
Posted on 2006-12-01
when we use SmartStart to configure a server with SCSI drives, I don't remember any time we had to create LUNs. and most of the time people configure there servers with 2 SCSI disk(mirroring for the OS) and 3 disks as RAID5 for the data.
Then from windows disk management we partition and assign the size, format, give the name for the drive such as G,H or K etc..
So, now from the windows Storage manager for SANs why do we need first to go through creating LUNs and selecting if these LUNs need to be whatever RAID they need to, then assigning drive letter,format,etc the drive?
Does that mean windows Storage manager for SANs takes over the functionalities of SmartStart disk software?