Good Morning All,
First id like to thank you all in advance for any assistance given.
I'm here today because I am building a sweet SAN/NAS for work, and I'm having trouble identifying the proper 10GBe Nic's to use for the connection between the SAN/NAS and the hypervisors.
I think I have nailed it down to this product family "Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520 Product Family"
But am still unsure on which adapter to choose.
I'm still teetering back and forth between 10GBe copper and fiber, I think I would prefer copper but am flexible.
The plan is to use ISCSI over IP. There will be 2x Primary Hyper-V boxes connecting to the SAN/NAS via 10GBe, we will also have a few other hyper-v boxes connected to this san via existing 1GBe connections (backup/ play boxes)
Again thank you for any advice given.
Thank you for contacting Intel.
For your network card requirement, you may want to check out these 2 models:
Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X520-T2
Intel® Ethernet Converged Network Adapter X710-DA2
http://ark.intel.com/compare/69655,83964 ARK | Comparing X520 and X710 Series Adapters
Hope this is helpful.