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Boot an X2200 off of Fibre Channel?

Discussion in 'Sun Hardware' started by Dave Pooser, Aug 26, 2006.

  1. Dave Pooser

    Dave Pooser Guest

    I'm preparing to deploy an Exchange server (ugh) for evaluation and the
    only advantage I see is that it gives me an excuse to add a new Sun to
    my server closet. What I'm doing right now with my Xserves is keeping
    boot drive and data all on an external FC array so in case of hardware
    catastrophe I can just plug the array into a backup box, reboot and I'm
    up and running. I'd like to do the same with the Exchange server if I
    can.

    My questions
    1) Is this at all feasible?
    2) What host adapter do I need to make this work?
    3) What caveats should I be aware of?
     
    Dave Pooser, Aug 26, 2006
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    Frank Cusack Guest

    AFAIK X2200 can boot from FC. I guess qlogic or emulex adapters will work
    (this is what the Sun adapters are).

    But for Exchange, I'd go with Netapp. Exchange and netapp work very well
    together. The extra money for the netapp over a generic FC array is money
    well spent.

    -frank
     
    Frank Cusack, Aug 29, 2006
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