I'm totally new to the subject of high-availability / distributed storage, and have to figure out a solution for a particular project.
I am looking at using Windows Server 2012 R2 Storage Spaces to create a VHDX made out disks in a JBOD storage expander.
This JBOD rig does nothing in itself and needs to interface into an existing server. The hardware I am looking at for this is:
2U Supermicro 2.5" 24 Bay Storage Expander SAS SSD SATA SC216E16 PT-JBOD-CB2 HBA
I want to attach this to one of my Remote Desktop Services server, which are all HP Proliant DL380 G6 / G7 / G8 servers.
However, this isn't very documented on the internet. Specifically, I'm just trying to figure out:
- Can these two servers interface?
- What cable do I need?
- Do I need to put some card into one of my HP servers? What card?
- If I were to do 24 2.5" SSD disks, would I need multiple cards?
Sorry if these questions sound dumb, but I'm really feeling around in the dark on this one.