[CentOS] ISCSI SAN suggestion

David Nalley davidn at keymarkinc.com
Mon Nov 20 16:28:54 UTC 2006

On Mon, 2006-11-20 at 13:13 +0200, 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


I have one of the Dell/EMC Clariion AX150i as well as a box running
iSCSI Enterprise Target, both with around 2TB of storage. 
The EMC unit is ok, the web interface isn't the most intuitive, but it's
not bad. However, the IET box has a flexibility that just can't be beat.
Snapshots are handled better, and you can easily come in under $10k. 


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