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When considering your storage systems you will be faced with many choices covering a whole range of price ranges. In this chapter I will cover some of the differences and similarities between consumer grade and enterprise grade equipment.
At first glance Network Attached storage, also called NAS is not much different from a Storage Area Network (SAN). They both attach to a network, they both provide storage to computers on their network. There are some major differences between the two storage roles. However, these two things are becoming more and more the same thing.
In today's video I will cover how to configure Open Filer; including authentication, creating volumes and several connection protocols. For information on how to install Open Filer, please see my tutorial on installing open filer. That can be found at the following link:
*Note* Written instructions are at the bottom of the page
In the field of storage, you used to be able to simply buy enough hard drives to fill your space needs and you would end up with sufficient disks to fulfill your performance needs. Unfortunately with hard disks getting so large, this is no longer the case.