I am virutalizing about 3-4 servers and overhauling the network.
I am considering different options for a shared storage and wanted to know about your experience with that.
Vmware HA solution with 2x dell R510's
Shared storage for storing VM file's
Present storage = 700 GB - no SAN
RAID-5 disks on Dell PowerEdge 2900 (multiple PE's)
a) 1-2 TB (Max)
b) Enterprise support plan.
c) Friendly Customer service (I really need to put this down...)
a) EMC VNXe Seris.
b) OpenFiler with some JBOD's / Raided / HBA's
I called OpenFiler. The product looked really good.
There was this really rude lady. She tried to sell me a support pack and then asked me to email support. I was in the middle of my question @ why do I need to email support for a pre-sales question when she hung-up.
c) AxStor San looks really good, but I am not sure if they sell it in East Coast -US
d) HP Storage works (no idea about costs)
e) DataCore San Melody ($11,000 - 2 TB)
f) Starwind iSCSI ($4000 - 2 TB)
Other links / ref:
Let me know about your experience with this.