Making a virtual NAS out of a server

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Tags:
Cisco switches
DAS
NAS
RAID
Virtual NAS appliance
VMware ESXi
I have a I couple of rackmount servers that have Raid f drives set up and running ESXi 4.1  I am trying not to purchase a NAS as this is a pretty small scale project.  Anyone have experience using a software solution to make the DAS drives in the servers look like a NAS that both server can see.  I was thinking I could run a Storage management SW in a VM on each server the use virtualized storage plugin to allow all the storage to look contigous.  Any suggestions?

 

Thanks



Software/Hardware used:
Dell R410/510 Cisco Switches

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