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  #688594 20-Sep-2012 10:00
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iSCSI only applies if you are using a SAN. Local storage will be SAS or SATA. With iSCSI you can use multipathing to achieve greater than 1gbps throughput but TBH I put in 4x 1gbps multipathing and can hardly go over 100MBps disk speed to a single SAN. Probably because I'm using SATA in a big RAID6 but for me the IOPS is more important so got SSD caching for that :)

You can also use SAS to connect hosts to SANs but tbh I prefer ethernet as the SAS HBAs are quite expensive and not scalable like iSCSI.

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  #688624 20-Sep-2012 10:27
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You should seriously consider using Hyper-V Server 2012, won't cost you a cent, and for what you want to do in your environment it sounds like a perfect fit

Spend the money that you were going to spent on VMware licensing to beef up your hardware or just save the money

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  #688631 20-Sep-2012 10:37
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The other cool thing you'll get for no cost with Hyper-V Server 2012 is Hyper-V Replica

Built in DR to asynchronously replicate any VM from one host to another, with no hypervisor licensing required, no charge of replication tax per VM etc


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  #689326 21-Sep-2012 11:44
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Thanks for all your feedback. Having looked at Hyper-V 2012 and watched a few youtube demos, it does look pretty good, especially the live-migrations and shared-nothing live migration. Considering we are a fairly simple Windows setup (6x 2003 Srv and 2 x 2008 Srv), the no cost Hyper-V 2012 may be the way to go. As I'm new to all this I haven't bought into everyone pushing me to VMware simply 'because its better and everyone uses it'.

I will continue my research but this certainly is looking more cost effective and suits our simple setup well.

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