I'm in the process of buying my first full blow san (kudos to me :P)
but... (the fatal question)
Since I'm on a budget which is fairly small I have the following questions:
I found a second hand SAN all equiped CX500 with 5 storage expansion units and all the cabling, to start it up
I don't plan to licence any of the bells and whistles that EMC gives as "applications" or "licences". Will I be able to fire up the little baby and make it work as a basic san system???
I plan to only distribute LUNs via fiber channel for various servers and export 5-10 LUNs as ESX LUNs to create datastores visible by multiple hosts.
SO... if I absolutetly need licences what do I need to acheive that? and can I expect the same method for a CX700 (I might need the extra 2 fiber ports)
Thanks in advance...
recommandations and advice are all welcome I desperatly need info...