If using a hardware raid solution what is the host computer doing? For example, If I am using older hardware with a hardware raid solution should I be less concerned with main processing power and memory?
All the box will be doing is acting as a SAN and using NIC teaming with 2, 4Gb PCIe Fibre Channel Host Bus Adapter. The processor is a dual core 2.0 GHZ AMD with 2 GB of ram. Do I really need to upgrade this since I will be adding a HARDWARE raid controller? Will it be able to process the network speeds required with a teaming set up?