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USE OF CIFS in SAN

Rajan

Hello everyone,


I want to know what is the use of cifs and nfs in SAN environment? I think CIFS and NFS are used in SAN to share the volume in a network, so can we share volumes in SAN as well??

 

Thanks

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ekashpureff

 

Rajan -

 

CIFS and NFS are NAS (Network Attached Storage).

The NetApp is presenting a file system to the hosts.

 

SAN is Storage Area Networking.

The NetApp is presenting a LUN, which looks like a new hard disk over the network, to a host or set of hosts.

 

We'd love to see you in one of our fundamentals classes.

 

I hope this response has been helpful to you.

 

At your service, Eugene E. Kashpureff, Sr.

Independent NetApp Consultant http://www.linkedin.com/in/eugenekashpureff

Senior NetApp Instructor, IT Learning Solutions http://sg.itls.asia/netapp

(P.S. I appreciate 'kudos' on any helpful posts.)

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ekashpureff

 

Rajan -

 

CIFS and NFS are NAS (Network Attached Storage).

The NetApp is presenting a file system to the hosts.

 

SAN is Storage Area Networking.

The NetApp is presenting a LUN, which looks like a new hard disk over the network, to a host or set of hosts.

 

We'd love to see you in one of our fundamentals classes.

 

I hope this response has been helpful to you.

 

At your service, Eugene E. Kashpureff, Sr.

Independent NetApp Consultant http://www.linkedin.com/in/eugenekashpureff

Senior NetApp Instructor, IT Learning Solutions http://sg.itls.asia/netapp

(P.S. I appreciate 'kudos' on any helpful posts.)

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Rajan

Thank you very much for the reply. It was really helpful. 

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