So you bought a Hitachi SAN never mind, we held out and got the Equallogic PS-4000e.
Whilst deliberating as to what to buy into I found the Dell Tech website full of great info and Training Videos, these PDF's were extremely useful for explaining how it all works.
mattx (5th May 2010)
Certainly was not my choice but the NM went with it because of the 'cost......'
'Don't shoot the messenger as the saying goes.... ;-) '
Thanks for the links btw.
I've got a hitachi sms 100 san and i found it easy to setup with the quick install guide , you need a windows machine to install the software that comes with it , this allows you to create , size and name the drives. once you have done the drive setup you can connect an ESXi server to it and with vsphere client (free to download) configure the storage target. you don't need a managed switch. i've got my server direct connected to one of the ports on the SAN , you can use all four ports ie 3 direct connected servers and one connection to network to allow use of vsphere client , if you want to connect more you will need a managed switch.
on the server i used a 192.168 range for the direct connection with fixed IP , on the network port I've just allowed it to use DHCP and all seems to be happy at moment.
I was hoping there would be a few diagrams of various setups within a LAN enviroment etc but all there is 2, and even those are useless to me. It would be nice to have diagrams with examples of IP ranges instead of the a picture of the SAN with lines coming out of it not showing even what ports they are connected to !! I'll make up my own I think.
mattx (6th May 2010)
Forget last post matt just watched it and it is just a sales video
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