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  • XenServer NAS Device (NFS)

    Hello all!

    I am looking to use the XenServer hypervisor (which is now free) and I am searching for an inexpensive NAS Solution to have for storage.

    I need it to function in both XenServer world and the Windows world for mapping of Home folders, etc.

    I have researched ISCSi and the more I read the more confused I am. Since the products seem to start around $2k I can't pick up one to learn on.

    I am considering running a test vm of FreeNas to test it, but for my production network I need to do things right.

    Thanks for any advice!

    Hobie

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    Re: XenServer NAS Device (NFS)

    You could try the IOMEGA products

    http://go.iomega.com/en-us/products/.../?partner=4760
    or
    http://go.iomega.com/en-us/products/.../?partner=4760
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    • #3
      Re: XenServer NAS Device (NFS)

      Thanks for the suggestion, they seem like they might work.

      I am hoping someone here will have experience with XenServer and ISCSI devices so I will know for sure they will work before buying a device.

      Thanks,
      Hobie

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      • #4
        Re: XenServer NAS Device (NFS)

        Providing the NAS device supports NFS and the /export file parameters are configured correctly almost any device will do. I use a Netgear ReadyNAS NV+. The NFS protocol is the same from one device to the next and the LUNS are presented as IP based storage. This should be no diffrent for Xenserver. I only use it for storing .iso's in ESX and NOT for production or dev use for Virtual Machines.

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