swisstonitechi
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Vm Workstation, is it possible to setup a SAN without actually having a SAN for Exchange Cluster?

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Hi All,

I'm looking to setup a virtual lab Exchange 2003 cluster and I've been told it might be possible to setup a SAN type storage within VM Workstation without actually have a SAN (as my testing budget is, well, zero).

Anyone done this before? I've got a decent size usb storage device...

The disk quorum needs to be on a shared drive(s), would another VM server with shared drive be good enough for it to work?

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continuum
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Hi

there are several ready to use VMs that can be downloaded that may help you

one example is a virtual SAN from Sun

http://www.sun.com/storage/disk_systems/unified_storage/resources.jsp

or you may look at Openfiler or FreeNAS.

A completely different approach would be to use iSCSI - you could install for example Starwind on your host and then use the USB-disk as a iSCSI-SAN






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Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"

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continuum
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Hi

there are several ready to use VMs that can be downloaded that may help you

one example is a virtual SAN from Sun

http://www.sun.com/storage/disk_systems/unified_storage/resources.jsp

or you may look at Openfiler or FreeNAS.

A completely different approach would be to use iSCSI - you could install for example Starwind on your host and then use the USB-disk as a iSCSI-SAN






___________________________________

VMX-parameters- VMware-liveCD - VM-Sickbay

Do you need support with a recovery problem ? - send a message via skype "sanbarrow"

View solution in original post

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swisstonitechi
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Thanks for the response, very helpful.

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