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1 SAN with 2 domains

Posted on 2011-10-24
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Is it possible to setup 1 SAN to store data from 2 different domains? if it makes a difference the domains have a two way trust between them. The two domains are located in the same physical area, seperated by VLANs. And all servers are run on VMware.
Question by:Marius Gunnerud
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irweazelwallis earned 252 total points
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depends on how you mean "share"
If you mean run a cluster then that could be a difficult setup. But there is no reason you can present different storage to servers in each domain.
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by:Neil Russell
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If you just mean share the physical hardware the yes easy. just create seperate luns and present one to one domain and one to the other.
IF you mean "Share" the data then you best bet is to present it all to one domain and then access the data via trusted shares from the other domain.
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by:Marius Gunnerud
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by:Paul Solovyovsky
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Take a look at Netapp and their Multistore feature with vFilers.  You can setup a virtual SAN/NAS share (CIFS, NFS) full seperated on a different domain.  Each vfiler can even join a separate active directory.

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