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??
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2014-11-16 04:40 AM
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.
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