SAN Hardware for VMware environment
Posted on 2011-03-15
I currently have an environment whit HP servers running esxi hypervisor with datastores on local storage. (DL360 G7, DL180 G6 and extra DL360 G7 pending)
I plan on upgrading my VMware software with the essentials plus kit for high availability and data protection. Too this end I want to expand with an iSCSI-SAN. HP P2000 G3 is my primary choice at this time with 10k RPM 2.5" SAS drives. What I wish to find out is if this product will do for running with 3 vSphere servers.
Also hope to get some advise on what switches to use to build my separate SAN-network. I'm currently looking into the cisco 2960 series.
Main applications that will be running on this environment are: Exchange, MSSQL, MySQL, Fileserver, Terminal server, IIS, linux webhosting.
Any advise is welcome.