Looking for an Expert -
I need an XSAN administrator. Badly. He
I am an IT consultant working with an ad agency with two edit suites. A year ago they wanted to upgrade from their working, 4 year old XSAN setup to a newer system. They were upgrading the edit suites and thought it was time to upgrade the storage as well. I hired a guy who suggested NFS and we have crashed and burned hard. NFS never met our needs, and we want to re-deploy and slowly, over time, upgrade our XSAN equipment.
We have a Promise VTrak E610f, a G-Technology 16 bay 3U unit. We used to use Xserves as the MDCs, but our new edit suites run Yosemite, and our 2008 xserves can't run anything newer than 10.7. We have two Mac Pros, from 2008 that DO run Yosemite, so our plan is to use them as MDCs for now.
We want to get the XSAN working with our existing hardware, then slowly, upgrade the hardware. We are in Miami and want to roll ASAP. Please point me to your guru!