San / ESXi - Home Lab

MrWhoMrWho Registered Users Posts: 3 ■□□□□□□□□□
Hi Guys,

I'm about to start with getting my hands on with ESXi/San

What I currently have is

HP Proliant DL360 G5 Server Dual Core 5160 2x3.0GHz 16GB 4x73GB 10K 2.5" P400i

Dell/EMC Clariion CX200 CX Hard Drive Storage Array FC Fiber Channel SAN 180GB
(4 drives installed )

Brocade EMC 3850 DS-16B3 16 Port 2Gb FC SAN Switch

Is this stuff all compatible with each other ?

I guess I need FC cards for the servers 2 cards
Some FC cables ?

Anything else.

Thank;s in advance.


  • sevtor9sevtor9 Member Posts: 7 ■□□□□□□□□□
    Probably that could help you - Introducing SimSANs v4
    It is not about your hardware, but this is a simulation tool for SAN.
  • blargoeblargoe Self-Described Huguenot NC, USAMember Posts: 4,172 ■■■■■■■■■□
    As long as your HP server has a FC HBA that will run at 2Gbps, you should be fine.
    IT guy since 12/00

    Recent: 11/2019 - RHCSA (RHEL 7); 2/2019 - Updated VCP to 6.5 (just a few days before VMware discontinued the re-cert policy...)
    Working on: RHCE/Ansible
    Future: Probably continued Red Hat Immersion, Possibly VCAP Design, or maybe a completely different path. Depends on job demands...
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