We have managed to secure a Promise VTrak E610sD Dual Controller RAID System demo unit for use here in our shop with our in-house Intel Modular Server.
We asked for the demo unit so that we can run through the configuration process on the VTrak, the Intel Modular Server, the Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 based nodes, and finally attaching the VTrak based LUNs to VMs running on top of the Hyper-V Server 2008 R2 cluster.
We have run into a few documentation shortfalls when it comes to structuring the various connections needed at the hardware and software level between the VTrak, IMS, and Hyper-V at our client’s site.
So, instead of “experimenting” with our client’s production cluster to figure out how everything is supposed to fit together, we will run through all of the needed steps here in the shop.
Thus, if anything breaks we don’t kill a production cluster or cluster based VM. We kill our own setup and thus are able to rebuild and start fresh.
Microsoft Small Business Specialists
Co-Author: SBS 2008 Blueprint Book