I'm planning build my own iscsi with esxi system at home. My main purpose is
1. Stream audio/video.
2. Play SQL databse with iscsi.
3. Install thin client at different rooms and utilize the iscsi. Kitchen. Bar. Hometheater. Living Room.
Open source iscsi target I will use is IET. The operating system will be centos 5 64bit or ubuntu server 64bit. Do I really have to buy vSphere. That's too expensive for home use. :D I can live without vSphere I think.
Is there any performance issue with this solution: IET + ESXi. I googled a little bit and seems someone does, someone doesn't. Maybe due to different hardware and software configuration. So maybe you guys can give me some recommendation on hardware configuration. My initial plan for hardware is:
Quad core 2.2 GHz CPU
3+1 Raid 5 Total 6TB
Thanks for your input!