Advice on SAN for VMWare - ISCSI (EqualLogic PS6100XS) versus FC (EMC VNX5300)
Posted on 2012-09-12
I've been offered a choice of either a Dell EqualLogic PS6100XS or an EMC VNX5300. Both are Hybrid SSD/HDD and both cost approximately the same, the specs are
EqualLogic has 7x400Gb SSD and 17x600Gb 10k SAS
EMC VNX5300 7x100Gb SSD and 15x900GB 15K SAS
The real difference that is leaving me indecisive is, do we go with the EqualLogic which is ISCSI with 4x1Gb ports, or the EMC that has 4xFC ports... FC will probably be faster, but the ISCSI is more flexible.
This is NOT a "large environment", 4 medium sized servers (64Gb RAM each, with Dual Intel E5 cpu's)..
I'd appreciate any advise or guidance on this :)