Firstly I'd like to start by saying I am no storage expert when it comes to SAN's.
What I am trying to achieve is some sort of redundant storage network and was wondering how this is done. We currently have HyperV running on most of our servers with local storage used and I want to move to some sort of clustered storage method. I am aware that we need a back end storage and then connect over iSCSI or fiber channel. I believe fiber channel with require HBA cards so that would add too much to the cost / budget.
I have been looking at the new HP G3 MSA P2000 series and connecting via iSCSI to it.
What exactly is required? Do I need SAN switches? Are these different from our standard switches? What do I need to buy? Is the MSA P2000 even capable of running 10 virtual machines on it as back end storage?
One of the virtual machines will be SQL and MS Dynamics AX Server.