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EQ SAN and Vsphere Local Disk SAS drive fixed connection?

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New to vm and san setups.

See a vm host that is pointing to a tb of space as fixed to local dell disk 2tb.  The vm host is win 08.  Reportedly the hw is a dell Powervault of some type with four drives in a RAID array think mirrored, since they have 4 1tb HD but capacity shows 2tb.   There are 11 bays open.

two questions:

1.  I can't figure out how to access the HD configurations directory other than the perc controller upon bootup.  Should there be some other SSH or interface option available other then just seeing it via vsphere client as a datastore?   Would it just be the DRAC connection that would allow me direct access, but that won't provide SAN management.

2.  Is this type of fixed connection to a local disk what you'd consider a "virtual san" ?  They continuously call it that.

Thank you.
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Four disks are configured as RAID10 which would yield 2TB.

1. PERC BOOT configuration would show local disks.

vSphere would show datastores of local and SAN connected storage.

You can usually connect to SAN via Serial and IP Ethernet.

Local disk is local disk, not a SAN.
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hancoccka, i thank you for your response and all make sense except I'm still wanting to make sure my options managing the drives on the Powervault.  I know I can get in vie perc boot to the controller, but should i be able to manage these drives or arrays any other way like if they'd enabled some type of ssh telnet connection etc?  Should dell drac card give access if they set that up?  I'm sort of working blind and hunting and pecking for things/routes.  Thank you.
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you shoud be able to manage your SAN remotely if configured and connected.
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Didn't get answer to last question/clarification was looking for but closing post.
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