We've recently purchased 2 x Dell R710s and 2 x Dell MD3400 SAS storage devices with 12 2tb drives in each with 2 dual SAS connections from each server to 2 dual raid controllers on both MD3400s (I've attached a diagram to show the connection config).
It's my first foray into DAS and I'm trying to set it all up using guides and am struggling to accomplish what I'd like to do.
What I'm after is creating a virtual disk that contains all the disks on both the MD3400s (raid 5, creating a ~40tb drive), however I'm not sure if I'm able to pool the disks on the separate MD3400s to create this. I only seem to be able to find a way to create 2 individual virtual drives of ~20TB each on each individual MD3400.
Is what I'm trying to do possible? Or would we need to interconnect the MD3400s directly with SAS cables?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.