Is there a SAN simulator for training purpose with VM?

Posted on 2011-03-07
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Is there a SAN simulator for training purpose with VM?
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brota earned 41 total points
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free nas can be an iscsi target and also check out openfiler
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bgoering earned 42 total points
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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.

Check out to get you started.

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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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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).

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Thanks everyone but for navisphere it needs a pw...

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krzywis earned 42 total points
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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)


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Thanks everyone!
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Thanks for the grade

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