1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Synology and VMware

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

  1. voodooFX

    voodooFX Member

    Joined:
    Jan 26, 2014
    Messages:
    147
    Likes Received:
    24
    Hi,
    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?
     
    #1
Similar Threads: Synology VMware
Forum Title Date
Commercial NAS Systems Synology DSM 6.1 officially released now... Feb 22, 2017
Commercial NAS Systems Playing with NFS4.1 Multipathing on Synology Jan 15, 2017
Commercial NAS Systems Synology All-Flash box.. review please? Dec 1, 2016
Commercial NAS Systems Synology multiple drive erase tool? Nov 9, 2016
Commercial NAS Systems Anyone tried Synology's new BTRFS capable NAS's? Jun 7, 2016

Share This Page