vmware shared storage solution
Posted on 2011-03-18
Hey guys i am trying to figure something out here.
I have 2x ibm system x servers that i want to put in a vmware cluster to run HA.
So essentialy i need a shared storage and i am in sort of a dilema.
Either i can use the 8x 2tb SATA drives i already have and buy a box for those. Or i can use the 10x 15k 2.5" 146gb SAS drives i have and use those.
I am trying to think which direction to go?
for the sata drives i was thinking i could use something like this: Qnap TS-809U-RP Turbo NAS
And for the SAS drives i was thinking another potenial was maybe buying a ibm system x server like the System x3650, and just putting the drives in there and then buying the iSCSI card and doing it like that.
Does anyone have any suggestions on the route to take? I will probably only be running like 5 VM's or so. But my issue is i dont want the SAS drives to necessarily go to waste...