Enterprise SAN that allows non-brand drives
Posted on 2014-11-24
I'm looking for a dual storage controller ISCSI SAN, compatible with VMware 5.5 and Hyper-V that will allow non SAN Brand HDDs to be added without any issues.
I've mainly dealt with Dell Powervault storage and they only allow Dell Powervault Certified with their firmware code to work inside their units. I've tried other Enterprise 15K drives (even the ones listed on their support matrix) directly from the manufacturer and it didn't work, couldn't configure the RAID...
From what I've gathered, most SAN brands out there do this.
I'm looking for a very reliable SAN solution for a small VMware environment that I can slap my own Intel Enterprise DC S3700 Intel SSDs in that doesn't complain about non OEM branded drives.
Anyone know of such a SAN?