We have a ReadyNAS Ultra 4, and want to use it as additional disk space on our Windows 2003 Server. I think the best way would be to configure it as an iSCSI device on that machine.
This being the case, is the best procedure to install an additional NIC in the Server and link directly into the ReadyNAS NIC via ethernet? Does this present any problems?
Alternatively, if we were to run it over the LAN using iSCSI, can it also be used as a straight NAS? Or does setting it up with iSCSI effectively stop standard access.