Exchange 2003 Cluster Storage

Posted on 2007-07-24
Last Modified: 2008-07-10
Hi I'm currently in the process of spec'ing hardware for a 2 node Active / Passive Exchange 2003 cluster. I'm rather confused as to what external storage I should be looking at, can anybody help me out?

Does the shared storage 'have' to be a SAN or would a NAS suffice? Also looking to do this as 'cheaply' as possible, lol as always. Can anyone recommend anything that I should be looking at in terms of storage?

Question by:martincox84
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    You may either use SAN or SCSI storage attached to your Exchange server.

    If you are having low budjet i would suggest for SCSI Storage or if you are having enough budget you may go for SAN.

    There are entry level SAN from DELL AX100 which gives very good performance. I have used it.
    To know more about Storage used in Exchange you may read this article

    Author Comment

    I don't think that a SAN is going to be the solution, seems to be a little pricey for the application that it's going to be used for. Can you offer me any more advice with regard to the SCSI attached storage?
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    You may even use Dell PV 220S SCSI Storage. Even this is very good and cheapest solution

    Author Comment

    I appreciate your comments so far, great advice. Do you think that a Dell AX 150i would do the job?

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