Is there a SAN simulator for training purpose with VM?

Is there a SAN simulator for training purpose with VM?
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brotaConnect With a Mentor Commented:
free nas can be an iscsi target and also check out openfiler
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bgoeringConnect With a Mentor Commented:
I don't know of anything that can simulate a fiber channel SAN. If iSCSI or NFS is ok there are a few free products out there that you can run with to present IP based storage. The only one I have personally used is OpenFiler and it worked fine for both iSCSI and NFS.

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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)Connect With a Mentor VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
If you have access to a NetApp Reseller, you can ask them for the OnTap Simulator which runs on Linux, which emulates/simulates a NetApp Filer, as the Simulator is based on the actual OS OnTap which runs on the NetApp Filer.

Very handy, if you intend to purchase a NetApp Filer. (it can emulate everything except Fibre Channel, iSCSI, NFS, CIFs).
SAM2009Author Commented:
Thanks everyone but for navisphere it needs a pw...
krzywisConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Try root and nasadmin for EMC Cellera check out the adming guide available here; and quick start guide here;
There are other (list in no particular order)
HP Lefthand Networks (free trial) -
NetApp OnTap Simulator (needs login to download)
OpenFiler (free) - here's good guide
FreeNAS (free ;-)
PHD Virtual (never used this one though)

SAM2009Author Commented:
Thanks everyone!
Thanks for the grade
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