[CentOS] ISCSI SAN suggestion

Matthew Martz mdmartz at gflug.net
Mon Nov 20 14:14:34 UTC 2006

On Mon, November 20, 2006 6:13 am, Radu Radutiu wrote:
> Sorry for the off-topic question but I need advice on a buying a ISCSI
> SAN for 4-6 servers running CentOS 4.4 .The main  purpose for the SAN
> is to store email accounts (that will be accessed by imap - dovecot)
> and other documents. Minimal redundancy is required (e.g. dual power
> supplies, battery backed write cache or mirrored controllers) and
> price for a 2 TB configuration should be under $ 10000.
> Right now the short list includes Promise VTrack M300i and Dell/EMC
> AX150i.
> Do you have any experience with any of these models or can recommend a
> similar SAN that will meet the above requirements?
> Regards,
> Radu

Personally I would look at an AoE solution.  I have been using AoE for
about 6 months now and it is really a great solution.  Using it for
storage for email, webhosting and remote backup.


For like $6200 you have the hardware minus the drives with capabilities to
handle 15 750GB drives.  Then all you need to do is buy some SATA drives
to total the amount of space you need.  You could have more than 2TB for
$10000 that way.

Matthew Martz
CentOS Mirror Admin
mdmartz at gflug.net

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