[SASAG] Low Cost iSCSI/FC Storage

Ski Kacoroski kacoroski at gmail.com
Wed Apr 29 20:41:51 PDT 2009


I second Scott's recommendation.  I have an Open-E system from them that
I use as a NAS and as an iSCSI server for a VMware ESXi server.  It
seems to work well although the user interface is a bit clunky.


On Wed, 2009-04-29 at 17:05 -0700, Scott Humphreys wrote:
> Nick,
> We sell a lot of Open-E based appliances and, depending on the
> application and usage model, they can be a perfect fit and the price
> is very attractive.  Some of our people have been working with Nexenta
> but I'm not particularly familiar.  They do have an attractive feature
> set.  If you have questions or want to discuss your particular
> application let me know and I would be happy try to answer them.  
> Open-e based systems can be Fibre Channel targets as well.  
> Scott 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Nick Webb" <webbn at acm.org>
> To: members at lists.sasag.org
> Sent: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 4:50:14 PM GMT -08:00 US/Canada
> Pacific
> Subject: [SASAG] Low Cost iSCSI/FC Storage
> Hi All,
> Does anyone here have any experience with Nexenta appliances
> (http://tiny.cc/CwUwX) or Open-E?  I've heard a little good and a lot
> of bad about Open-E, but it seems it might work for certain
> situations.  For Nexenta I've heard practically nothing, good or bad.
> I'm looking at these as well as a Dell MD3000i to serve up mass
> quantities of lower performance, but hopefully very stable, storage.
> We have a clariion, but it's just too costly when you need 20TB or
> more...
> Also, does anyone know of any low cost FC options in the same class of
> storage?  Most of our servers are already connected to a FC fabric, so
> it would be nice not to cable up more interfaces.
> Of course I'm looking to stuff whichever solution chock full of
> 7200RPM 1TB SATA drives.
> Nick
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