2016-06-06 01:21 AM
i just learn that when you virtualize a MS Exchange you must use a block protocol. Even if ESX present NFS from FAS as a block device, it is not supported.
We have been working with ESX, FAS and NFS for years with no problem, even with many exchange servers on it !!
I read many links from there and other forum and difficult to know what to do.
We now have a brand new strech metrocluster (2 fas8020 and 2 DS2246), and before having it under production i'm asking myself if i should use it with NFS (which is the prefered method for ESX/FAS) or with iSCSI (which is best practices for exchange).
Will i loose feature/performance ?
Any advice is welcome
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2016-06-16 06:02 PM
i think as you're going to use exchange, you should use ms's recommendation - using block - iscsi.
using nfs might work well too. but it is not supported by ms. so if you have some issue on ESE, you're on your own - coz ms says "we dont support it".
there's tr4221 you can read from fieldportal.netapp.com website.