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 ...

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