xserve as a SAN system

Discussion in 'Buying Tips and Advice' started by /dev/toaster, Nov 8, 2006.

  1. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020

    /dev/toaster

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    We are looking at setting up a development redhat cluster suite system inside our office. (We have one in production). So, we are looking for a cheap SAN solution for in house testing. Beyond that, we have been thinking about moving our fileservers over to use it, since it would be a performance gain and add raid5 support.

    How viable are xserves for a SAN solution ? What are the pros and cons ? Does this sound like a reasonable option or should I look else where. If I should be looking else where, any advice on a cheap system ?

    Size wise, we are looking at a 3TB system. (Are these expandable ?)
     
  2. /dev/toaster thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Oh another very important question would be, does anyone know how well xserves play with Linux servers via HBAs ?
     
  3. ironjaw macrumors 6502

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    I would post this question under Apple Discussions > XSAN or Xserves - they have the technical knowledge to guideyou in the right direction.
     

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