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Hi All

I've VMWare workstation6 and want to build an Oracle Cluster. The simplest environment for this would be two Windows XP machines that share a hard-disk (IE: a SAN).

I've had a look around an can find lots of information about installing VMWare on a real SAN, but none about building a virtual san.

Also, I've, built a Windows XP team, but dont think 'mapping a drive' from one to the other will work.

any ideas?

richard101

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Try the above appliance - I was able to achieve something similar to what you are doing using their Vmware appliance. It worked a treat for me.

However due to the nature of the solution performace may not be great

i hope this helps

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create a liunx guest and install openfiler on it this will give you a free iSCSI target. the Lefthand VSA is an excelent product but it is aimed at the enterprise and as such has a large price tag (£3000)

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With the lefthand VSA appliance if you just want to present storage using a single VM then there is no licensing costs

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where is that infomation, all I can find is a 30day trial on there site.

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TOM - I don not believe that it is on their website.

The iscsi option works only for a single appliance which can achieve the requirements of this thread and is free to use forever.

Using the appliance is this way will not time bombed the iscsi functionality. The other features will most definelty no longer become available

Mark

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