I have 14 Ultra 320 15000 RPM SCSI drives from HP Modullar Smart Array (MSA). Because HP could not fix the controller/chassis issue, I plan to give it up and re-use the disks to build my own iSCSI SAN. Can you please recommend some solutions?
Q#1. What enclosure to use?
Q#2. What software (free or cheap) to use?
Q#3. What are the requirements for the hosting hardware? e.g. NIC, CPU, memory, etc.
Q#4. Any hot spare capability? (optional)
Q#5. Any alert/report capability? e.g. alert if any disk fails. (optional)