O'Reilly logo

Apple Pro Training Series: Xsan Quick Reference Guide by Matthew Geller, Adam Green

Stay ahead with the world's most comprehensive technology and business learning platform.

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required

Chapter 3. Xsan Topologies

There are numerous ways for you to implement your new SAN.

The following three examples show typical topologies for production environments. Again, these are guides, intended to provide a summary of the previously discussed information as you plan and acquire your equipment for integration.

Topology Example 1

In this example, we are using the most basic of topologies. We have a total of 3.9 TBs of storage utilizing a fully populated RAID. The SANs bandwidth availability with one fully populated Xserve RAID is 160–200 megabytes per second (MB/s). This SAN is isolated; that is, the system is not connected to an outer network. This is perfect for implementations in which highly confidential content is being edited. Also, we ...

With Safari, you learn the way you learn best. Get unlimited access to videos, live online training, learning paths, books, interactive tutorials, and more.

Start Free Trial

No credit card required