I've to an EMC AX150 SAN, with two FC controllers in it. And no existing FC infrastructure. Since the controller cards seem to be modular (you can get 1 or 2 of them), is it possible to obtain iSCSI cards and replace the FC ones in that SAN to make it usable with iSCSI?
If not, can you get a switch that can connect to the SAN via FC, and then have client servers (ESXi 4.1) connecting with ethernet? Can I use something like FCoE?
I wasn't involved in the purchase of this SAN (it's also missing the UPS, which means it needs bodging to get write caching enabled), I'm just trying to see if we can use it at all. FC cards aren't cheap (most of the 2G ones I've seen are PCI-X, which our servers don't have, and the PCI-E ones seem to be £600+.