AlbertWT
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VMFS datastore comparison and use case NFS vs. iSCSI ?

Hi All,

Using the NAS device TVS-471 :: QNAP can anyone here please share some thoughts and comments about which VMFS data store technology NFS or iSCSI would be performing better for hosting high-performance VM like Exchange, SQL and SharePoint server ?

Thanks in advance.

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rcporto
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Here is a good comparison guide: Storage Protocol Comparison - A vSphere Perspective - VMware vSphere Blog

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AlbertWT
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rcporto‌, Thanks for the article.

So if I'd like to setup NIC teaming for the ethernet connection, which technology is better in terms of throughput to take between NFS and iSCSI ?

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eroztech
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Hi AlbertWT,

Create LUNs with RAID10, Map to Targets at storage side and access using iSCSi. It will give you an awesome throughput.

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