StorSimple Virtual Appliance

I have been interested in StorSimple for some time, but haven’t actually used it before.  Recently, Microsoft announced a virtual appliance preview.  It looks pretty interesting and I have a test scenario where I want to use it.  If my testing goes well, I may expand my use of it. 

The documentation on it is pretty intimidating, since there are 15 PDFs to help you get started.

It is supported running on VMware and Hyper-V, and use cases are:

  • File Server – User file shares or Department file shares
  • iSCSI Server – Small SQL databases or User home folders

My initial test will be as a small departmental file share.

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