[2 days left] What’s wrong with your cloud strategy? Learn why multicloud solutions matter with Nimble Storage.Register Now

x
?
Solved

SAN setting up with Dell PowerConnect

Posted on 2009-05-19
2
Medium Priority
?
301 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-07
I have a Dell Powervault md3000i SAN and I was wondering what do I need to look for in a siwtch. Do I have to a have a dedicated switch for the SAN that is not connected to anything?

can I use an existing switch with VLAN and have the SAN in its own VLAN?
0
Comment
Question by:shankshank
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
2 Comments
 
LVL 1

Accepted Solution

by:
rick101111 earned 1500 total points
ID: 24425137


I'm not entirely familiar with that particular SAN but you want to get a switch that runs at its maximum speed.  So probably Gigabit Ethernet, and don't worry about dedicating a switch to the SAN since switches filter broadcasts and will run at its full network speed. xD

 I wouldn't worry about putting it on a VLAN  unless you are working in a production environment or eager to learn on your own. Assuming your router to the internet has NAT you should be ok but if you want to restrict access to the SAN so it can't reach the internet and the internet can't reach it.  Then you could set it up on its own VLAN with access to only your local computers.  This configuration would take away some of the functionality of the server unless you set up a Solid VPN through a seperate RADIUS Server or dedicated an internet line.

Hope this helps!!!
   -Rick
0
 
LVL 5

Author Closing Comment

by:shankshank
ID: 31583161
other research showed a dedicated switch way to go
0

Featured Post

Learn how to optimize MySQL for your business need

With the increasing importance of apps & networks in both business & personal interconnections, perfor. has become one of the key metrics of successful communication. This ebook is a hands-on business-case-driven guide to understanding MySQL query parameter tuning & database perf

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

The business world is becoming increasingly integrated with tech. It’s not just for a select few anymore — but what about if you have a small business? It may be easier than you think to integrate technology into your small business, and it’s likely…
Originally, this post was published on Monitis Blog, you can check it here . It goes without saying that technology has transformed society and the very nature of how we live, work, and communicate in ways that would’ve been incomprehensible 5 ye…
After creating this article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/articles/23699/Setup-Mikrotik-routers-with-OSPF.html), I decided to make a video (no audio) to show you how to configure the routers and run some trace routes and pings between the 7 sites…
This video gives you a great overview about bandwidth monitoring with SNMP and WMI with our network monitoring solution PRTG Network Monitor (https://www.paessler.com/prtg). If you're looking for how to monitor bandwidth using netflow or packet s…
Suggested Courses

649 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question