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Old 06-08-2012, 02:17 PM   #1
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Need san simulator


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I want to study and understand, storage lun detection and configuration on a linux server. Can someone suggest me a san simulator for the same ?
 
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Old 06-08-2012, 02:25 PM   #2
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I think you can download an appliance image for free from EMC. You'll just need to sign up for an account.
 
Old 06-08-2012, 05:34 PM   #3
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netapp simulator 7.3.you can install on rhel then play with it
 
Old 06-11-2012, 03:38 AM   #4
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A friend suggested me openfiler. Any idea what is it and how is it?
 
Old 06-11-2012, 04:20 AM   #5
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openfiler is customized Linux distro which support NAS and iSCSI

means it uses NFS, samba and iSCSI target. so at all this is a linux distro and it works like linux it is not exact SAN.

if you want to give yourself a start to understanding things on linux, lun with iSCSI and NAS specially on linux side than it is good but working on SAN is different.
 
Old 06-11-2012, 04:30 AM   #6
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o ya openfiler is also good one, but if you want to understand the storage concept in production environment then you can use netapp simulator 7.3

openfiler is configure easily & can play with your R&D
 
Old 06-13-2012, 02:11 PM   #7
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I got a installer named
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7.3.2-sim-cdrom-image-v22.iso
for netapp simulator 7.3 installer which I am trying to download.
But I do not find link to download. Is it the correct installer ? Please let me know the link where I can download it ? Also is it available for free ?
 
Old 06-13-2012, 04:41 PM   #8
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I got a installer named

for netapp simulator 7.3 installer which I am trying to download.
But I do not find link to download. Is it the correct installer ? Please let me know the link where I can download it ? Also is it available for free ?
I believe NetApp requires you to be a customer for this.

SANs are strange beasts, but SAN administrators tend to make them out to be more strange than they need to be.

I agree that some sort of tutorial based simulator is needed. It took me ages to pick up on things in the SAN world to get to the point where I could manage one.
 
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http://ricker.blogspot.in/2008/12/netapp-simulator.html
 
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I highly recommend the link Mr. Pantdk posted. Its a nice collection of information.
 
  


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