I've been tasked with looking at a couple of different IT projects. One of which is adding a DELL PowerVault MD3600i with 12 2TB HDDs in a RAID 5 or 6 combination. That's fine, no problems.
My query is that within the spec, the Connectivity specifies either a single or dual controller connecting to 2 or 4 servers directly. Am I right in assuming that the MD3600i is attached directly to the appropriate servers, rather than direct to our routers? Ie access is only through the attached servers, and not via a URL or equivalent? In which case, is a PHP script (for example) wants to access a file on the SAN - how does it access it? If it had a url ... ie. san.domainname.com i could understand the concept, but without that it mystifies me a little! We use Linux servers btw, with Centos or Ubutuo OS.
Can anyone tell me - or point me in the right direction web wise?