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Synology and VMware

Discussion in 'Commercial NAS Systems' started by voodooFX, Nov 25, 2015.

  1. voodooFX

    voodooFX Member

    Jan 26, 2014
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    I would like to share with you my confusion about the storage solutions provided by Synology for VMware.

    In short, if you want a datastore on your NAS, you can choose

    1. iSCSI (file) + VAAI + snapshot + clone
    2. iSCSI (block level) + no features
    3. NFSv3 + VAAI
    4. NFSv4 + no features

    And here comes my confusion

    - If you pick 1. you have VAAI hardware acceleration support, LUN snapshot and LUN clone but "less performance and more flexibility"
    - If you pick 2. you have "best performance" but no VAAI and none of the other "magic"
    - If you pick 3. you can have the VAAI but none of the NFSv4 advantages
    - If you pick 4. you have NFSv4 but no VAAI support

    Does this sounds absurd only to me?
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