We have a web server that is hosting multiple sql 2005 db’s. The web server is running on my Dmz network of my pix 515e. I would like (if possible) to use an existing NetApp filer to host the sql db’s in a simple, cluster type setup. The filer is located on the inside interface of the pix. We would be using iscsi to connect the applications on the web server to the NetApp.
Can this be done, should it be done? What drawbacks are there to getting this working? Will my main issues be with the Pix firewall and configuring it to allow the traffic to flow through it? My main goal with using the Netapp filer is to save money and not have to buy and additional San storage device for my web server (on the Dmz network). Any thoughts are welcomed.