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You don't find many storage solutions in the Adaptec 720i space that can expand so easily to drives, making the i an interesting proposition for small companies that expect their capacity needs to grow significantly.


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Still, having only Adaptec 720i drives in the array limits your choice to either RAID 5 or mirroring, neither of which protects against a second drive failure while recovering from the first one. However remote that possibility may be, adding an expansion module to the i is a surefire Adaptec 720i, because the addition of more drives gives you more choices in RAID levels.

Another option is to get a second i and mirror volumes across the two, so you can easily switch to the second array if the first Adaptec 720i goes south -- more on this later. Easy Storage Manager Setting up my two i was, yes indeed, a snap. I connected the management port to my data subnet and the other two GigE ports on the back of the unit to my SAN. Adaptec 720i


Considering the i has only one power supply, it's good that the onboard management software can also monitor a UPS. If you have used other products from Adaptec, Storage Manager will look like an old friend. Regardless, it won't take long Adaptec 720i get acquainted with its GUI, from which you can centralize the monitoring of all of your arrays. In addition to typical management tasks such as setting up the network configuration and creating LUNs logical unit numbersStorage Manager allows you to provision storage without even touching your Windows machines. After installing an agent on each of my application servers, I was able to create and assign new volumes remotely from the management console.

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Behind the scenes, the provisioning agent took care of formatting the volume, assigning a Adaptec 720i letter and preparing the Microsoft iSCSI initiator for the connection -- this last step is very helpful because it avoids having to jump between consoles. During my testing I ran into a couple of network hiccups.


For example, restarting after a sudden power off, the array didn't respond to Storage Manager or to a ping. Nevertheless, the Adaptec 720i powerful CLI, which you can access via telnet or serial port, came to the rescue.

The Adaptec CLI's comprehensive Adaptec 720i help -- which will even guide you word by word through a command -- puts most similar tools to shame. I never needed to keep a reference manual close by to type a command, and neither will you.

Magical mirroring The i feature that takes the cake is the built-in remote mirroring. Automatic provisioning is slick, as Adaptec 720i select a host from the list Adaptec 720i decide on a disk volume size and a drive letter.

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Next, you add formatting options, choose Adaptec 720i if required and leave the appliance to create the volume. It then Adaptec 720i it to the initiator, where the new drive automatically appears formatted and ready for use.

On the appliance, we configured Adaptec 720i dual-disk RAID0 stripe and assigned a logical drive to one server. The only feature that requires a licence is volume mirroring between appliances, and this is where MPIO comes into play for Windows Server R2 systems, as you can use it to create multiple redundant paths to volumes. Everything else is included in the price, so you get support for up Adaptec 720i volumes and an equal number of concurrent host connections.

Up to snapshots are supported for point-in-time copies of selected volumes, and these can be run regularly to a schedule. The Adaptec i is compatible with Windows, Linux and VMware, delivering easy-to-manage storage that can be flexibly allocated via an IP SAN to application. Adaptec 720i, Filename, Adaptec 720i. 10 JunAdaptec Storage Manager v for Windows, Adaptec Storage Manager v for bit Windows.

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