Starting SAN on HP ProLiant DL385
Posted on 2008-11-04
I'm a newbie to SAN technology so any additional tips are helpful. I wanted to purchase an iSCSI target and put it on my HP ProLiant DL385 G1 server becuase we don't have the budget for a large SAN.
My questions are:
1. What target software can you recommend for Windows Server 2003/2008?
2. Is it ok to install target on a DL385 or am I working with the wrong hardware?
3. The harddrives are currently maxed out on the server as far as open bays, so how would I expand the physical capacity of the server later down the line? Would I just link an additional server somehow?
4. I am currently planning on using the SAN for 5 virtual machine vhd files, exchange database, and sql database. Any recommendations or advice?