So....I need to buy a replacement SAN/NAS this week.
TLDR: We had a catastrophic power outage that resulted in a backup server losing what appear to be the motherboard and a Sun 7110 dying in interesting (most of the disks according to the LSI tool, BMC is corrupt and it's not responding to anything which implies mobo too) ways. Given the age of the box, I'm writing it off as fubar. (yes, they were all on UPS, hence "catastrophic").
Most of the network is up and working (because of redundant services) but a few of the "would be nice" and the "they'll whine if this isn't working" services aren't.
I've got the VMs and data, I just have no room to put them anywhere. Services are also not as redundant as I'd like now.
Edugeeks: What have you bought recently in SAN/NAS hardware that works, is reasonably fast, provides NFS and iSCSI (SMB would be handy too),doesn't have hidden nasty bits that make youy regret the purchase? I'm after 2+ TB RAW on SAS. If I'm replacing it I may as well ponder upgrading the space. *specifically pokes @sonofsanta*
Vendors: What have you got in stock and how fast is your shipping?
Want: NAS or SAN box that can provide iSCSI and NFS, predominantly to host virtual machines (currently Xenserver). It needs to handle a mixed workload of 9 vms (linux and windows) with a reasonably even but occasionally spikey load profile. SMB shares would be useful. If it can handle a mix of SAS and SATA (or SSD, SAS and SATA), that'd be cool. The 7110 was 2TB RAW and we used approximately 900GB of the formatted space (can't remember offhand). Looking at 4-12 TB (if I can get a mix of disk types).
I'm eyeing up hardware at the moment, but I'm not terribly up on "hey, you need to buy a replacement SAN this week", hence the still quite vague hardware spec above.