Me again on the iSCSI topic.
I'm working on a proposal to use a Power system to house our network database (currently using MS SQL Server) as well as to run our web servers. In addition, we currently we have three physical web servers, each running TomCat, and I'm thinking we could run those each as instances on the Power system.
1. Are we required to use IBM's blades in an iSCSI network? We have some Dell PowerEdge servers that we'd like to be able to use.
2. When using the i as the main server, it provides the DNS service right?
3. I was asked if IIS would run on Power? I'm guessing not, but maybe there's something like it? Or it could run on one of the blades?
4. We'd be using a box off-site. Is remote backup a possibility? My online searching has failed me. We do have a dedicated line to the off-site location.
This has definitely been a learning experience (for someone who rarely deals with hardware or the network in general). The only reason I got involved is because we had a smattering of hardware failures, and I couldn't help but ask, "What can we get onto the Power system?"
Thanks for any feedback.
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