2012-02-14 03:13 PM
Dear NetApp Gurus,
I'm planning swap NFS to FCP on my filers which running VMware farm
Would you be kind enough to share your expertises with me?
Any Best Practice to recommend?
Is this change need downtime?
What is the pros/cons on SAN vs NFS connectivity?
Any suggested procedure to make the swap?
Thanks in advance & looking forward to hear from you.
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2012-02-14 06:34 PM
Please check this doc, It provides some best practice in general:
As far as NFS vs VMFS is concerned, it depends on your usecase: http://communities.vmware.com/message/847826#847826
>> Any suggested procedure to make the swap?
Did you consider migrating the VMs?
2012-02-17 11:30 AM
Would fail over performance improve if we swapped from NFS to SAN or would we still be in the same position from a failover standpoint?
Are databases running on NetApp aren’t recommended, because of failover performance ?
. Is this simply something inherent with the NetApp?
How does EMC address the same situation differently that NetApp?
Thanks & Good w/e
2012-02-17 06:30 PM
Few advantages of NFS:
<source> http://storagefoo.blogspot.in/2007/09/vmware-over-nfs.html (suggest you to go through this blog... whatever he talks makes real sense).
So if NFS, NetApp does Lead
Still the choice of vmfs vs NFS is under your descretion.
For SAN, EMC has this SRDF mirror (Symmetrix) and Clarrion for considerably small storage. And EMC Centra for NAS.
With NetApp same storage (FAS) can be used for SAN or NAS (Again advantageous here, if you plan to change your environment from NAS to SAN in a future point of time you can use the same storage unlike EMC).
Hope this is useful.