Wednesday, October 7, 2009

OpenFiler as an ESX iSCSI target

Pretty much decided that this is the best platform.
(Cheap/Free/Opensource iSCSI target devices for VMware ESX/ESXi)
  1. It's faster than FreeNAS, FreeNAS iSCSI target is a file mounted on a SMB share (additional layer)
  2. Does not have the limitations of StarWind free
Objectives:
  • Reasonably fast access for file server use (VMware ESXi VM)
  • Multi-volume replication for data redundancy
  • Cheap 3rd Tier Storage for enterprise environment