Thin Client and Virtual Machines Thread, ESXi / ESX & Left Hand in Technical; Anyone using HP's Left Hand with ESX or ESXi ?
If so, comments, advice, what do you think ?...
5th October 2009, 05:04 PM #1
ESXi / ESX & Left Hand
Anyone using HP's Left Hand with ESX or ESXi ?
If so, comments, advice, what do you think ?
6th October 2009, 11:26 PM #2
Saw the product for first time in at VMWARE Europe (NICE) 2006. Spoke to Dr Dave, a real evangelist of the product. I did a load with the Lefthand product before HP got their hand on it, even passed the Certified Lefthand Networks SANiQ course/exam.
Did like the product,
Intergeneration with windows
VMWARE SRM support
Because of network RAID you could only build a single cluster of either SAS or SATA (not mixed)
Snapshot, performance hit at over 6 snapshot on a volume.
Lost a few sales to Netapp, always pointed out they did iSCSI and CIFS, NFS and .....
These days I would look at Sun SS7000 range of storage or for a pure iSCSI box, Dell Equallogic.
BTW - My experience was with SANiQ 6 & 7.
6th October 2009, 11:33 PM #3
Thanks for that - was not aware of the SAS / SATA restrictions.
Also looking at SANmedody...
7th October 2009, 11:05 AM #4
+1 on the Sun S7000 range. Fully VMware certified to my knowledge and they run great with NFS (or iSCSI if you prefer). No licensing costs which is a huge plus over NetApp. Check out the 31-page thread over in the hardware forums, or give me a shout if you want to know anything about our S7410 that I'm planning to use with ESX next summer.
7th October 2009, 11:20 AM #5
Yep fully qualified for VMWARE Vi3 3.5 and vSphere (iSCSI and NFS)
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