Storage for VMware host

Posted on 2012-08-13
Last Modified: 2012-09-12
I’m looking for storage to attach to my VMware host.
Will run about 10 vm’s without a cluster only single VMware host.
I have to make a decision between IBM System Storage DS3400 SAN 4 GB FC and IBM Exp 2500 6 Gbps SAS interface.

Which one will be better for performance ds3400 fiber channel of 4 GB or exp 2500 of 6 Gbps SAS interface.
Please advice
Question by:jacksch4820
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    6Gb SAS interface will have more bandwidth (4 lans at 6Gb = 24Gb) but you'll never all that bandwidth anyway unless you have a lot of SSDs. But if it's only one host can't you use internal* disks with an enterprise RAID controller instead?

    *or external disks in a dumb shelf using RAID controller inside server with external ports.

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