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

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Lesson 2. Hardware and Software Requirements

There are a number of components necessary to configure a SAN:

• Apple Xsan software

• Supported controller and client computers

• Supported storage devices

• Fibre Channel fabric, adapters, and switches

• Ethernet network

• Directory services (optional)

• Outgoing mail service (optional)

Supported Computers

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Memory

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Metadata Controllers

Controllers should have a minimum of 512 MB of RAM. In cases where you will have more than one volume, allocate 512 MB RAM per volume for optimal performance. ECC (Error ...

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