New toy for home VMware lab

Today UPS dropped off a nice little package from Newegg for my home VMware lab. I currently run a whitebox ESX server utilizing internal local storage via an old SATA PCI RAID controller. Well, not any longer! After doing some reading and research I purchased an Iomega StorCenter ix4-200d home NAS solution. I ordered the 2 TB (4 x 50oGB) model, which will be more then enough space for me. Not only does the unit support NAS, it will also do CIFS, iSCSI, has built in replication, and several other features (for full listing click HERE). In the next coming days I will post some performance numbers for both NFS and iSCSI.

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