This part of the workshop is about shared storage. We'll need that to use features like vMotion, HA or DRS. I tested several storage products in the past, e. g. FreeNAS, OpenFiler, and Microsoft Storage Server, but with middle-rate results at best. Finally I stubled upon the "Open-E Data Storage Software" - and keep using it since then. Some of the reasons are:
- It's a full-blown enterprise product that is used by several manufacures of SAN appiances.
- It supports many storage services, e. g. NFS, SMB/CIFS, FTP, and iSCSI, and a lot of enterprise features.