I would like to know if VMWare ESXi 4.0 supports SAN, NAS if so how does it work, how to configure and setup SAN/NAS in ESXi 4.0?
Currently I have one ESXi server installed in Dell PowerEdge 2950 server that has 5 x 300 GB hard drives configured as RAID5, am planning to add 2 more ESXi servers and also have disk storage.
Looking forward to get some feedback.
Yes it does support SAN/NAS/NFS just fine.
I've done a little tuto about the connection to a SAN...
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Yes, ESXi fully supports SAN and NAS. Setup process is very easy and described in details in manual.
So, actually you're planning to have 3 hosts with local storage, not with SAN or NAS (shared storage)?
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Depending what kind of software you will run in VM you will have to choose between SAN and NAS. In anyway, I would you recommend to try StarWind iSCSI SAN virtualization tool.
I would recomend you to try one of theese ones:
As I know Datacore is pretty complicated, Lefhand is perfect , except the price. Openfiler is free but, commercial aplications are better when stuff is about support.