Adding NAS to server
Posted on 2011-05-05
I have the following hardware:
Dell Poweredge 2800 (4 network cards, 2 copper - unused, 2 fiber - in use)
WIndows Server 2003
Thecus 1U4200XXXR NAS
My network consists of fiber optic cables running from the server to switches in one big loop through 4 floors. All my switches are 100M.
The Thecus is capable of Gb speeds ... as are the copper cards on the server. I don't want to hook the Thecus onto my current switches as they are only 100M.
Is it possible to somehow hook the Thecus unit directly (or through a small Gb switch) onto one of my copper ports? I want to use the iSCSI connector to talk to the Thecus unit.