We are going to use VMware and also going to install NetApp FAS 2220 with the following configuration.
NetApp FAS2220 – 6U system (2U controller unit & 4U expansion shelf)
•Dual controller system (12 internal drive bays)
•12 * 2TB SATA drives – 7.2krpm hot plug disks (internal)
•4U 24 drive bay expansion shelf
•12 * 600GB SAS drives – 15krpm hot plug disks (expansion)
•8 * 1000TX data ports
•2 * Management ports
We have 12 servers, including SQL database, Exchange and File Server etc...
At the moment we are using windows server as a file server with 750GB of space in E. We have created shares and maps the respective departmental drive to the users when they login through logon scripts. The user’s home folder is configured to connect through the user properties in AD below the Home folder section mapped to the shared drive.
I want to use the inbuilt features of the Netapp storage and also want to use it as NAS and SAN and particularly as a NAS for creating shared drives.
At the moment we don't have any Quota system on the home drive and shared drives for the admin staff teachers and students the drives keeps growing every day.
Please suggest, what would be the best way to set up this.