StarWind enables to create an external storage in Windows environment without implementation of expensive FC or external SCSI solutions. With StarWind you can create a shared disk array on a host running Microsoft Windows.
Windows 2012 ISCSI Server as a storage device for vSphere
You should have a central storage like SAN in order to play with the VMware advance feature like HA, vMotion, FT…Etc, but that is not always possible for Lab or evaluation.
In my previous posts, I showed you how to install and setup HPLeftHand P4000 on ESX and provide a shared storage for VMware.
In this blog I will show you how to use Microsoft windows 2012 ISCSI solution as a shared storage for VMware.
I will not walk you through the step to setup iSCSI Target; if you are interested in step-by-step iSCSI Target setup take a look in to Microsoft iSCSI Solution.
HP Smart Array
This page will guide you through the configuration and management of your array controllers.
Controllers are configured by grouping together physical drives attached to each controller into arrays, and then subdividing each array into one or more logical drives. By grouping physical drives into logical drives you can increase the performance and fault tolerance of your storage.
RAID 0+1 and RAID 1+0 (RAID 10 and RAID 01)
In order to clearly understand RAID 1+0 and RAID 0+1, I will explain RAID 0 and RAID 1 first and then explains the difference between RAID 0+1 and RAID 1+0 with a simple diagram.