I am planning to setup a SQL server on a four-node SAN cluster. I am being offered Fibre hubs and fire switches. What do you recommend and what are the pros/cons of each?
I'm not sure what you mean by fire switches -- I assume you mean Fibre Channel switches. If it's between
, use Fibre Channel and sleep at night.
or switches will work. I don't know what hubs you are talking about but there aren't many on the market. If you use hubs, your SAN will be a stand-alone SAN or a subset of another SAN in the future.
I don't believe you can build an infrastructure with hubs. So if you are thinking you may want to expand this SAN into something bigger in the future, then go with
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