VMware is Storage Protocol Agnostic | VI Team Blog

Link: VMware: VI Team Blog: VMware is Storage Protocol Agnostic.

Which storage protocol to choose?

The most common storage related questions we are being asked today are:

  • What is the best choice for running VI3 on shared storage?
  • Should we use Fibre Channel (FC), iSCSI or NFS?

The answer to these questions will depend on a number of variables
and as such the same answer will not be the same for each environment.
VMware currently supports deployment of VI3 on all three of those
storage protocol choices, as well as on local ESX server storage, and
is focused on enabling customers to be successful at leveraging the
benefits each of those choices available for the virtualization
environment. Although differences exist in which VMware features and
functions are available on them, the current approach is to remove as
many of those differences as possible so that customers can have more
choices available to them.


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