Friday, February 20, 2009

NFS with VMware

I came across this blog post, and it piqued my interest.

It briefly suggests that NFS is a viable alternative for VMware instead of SAN. I don't have the resources or clout to try this, but I'm curious to how well NFS would work. This information could potentially be useful for people that don't use NetApp also.


Matt said...

I never got VMware to like locking files over NFS. I may not have done it right, either.

For the record, we _do_ use NFS in production environs, though, despite what the article's myth #4 asserts.

Ben Sherman said...

It works, and works well, provided you have a good backend network for it.

You can also back it up very easily, the netapp snapshots and deduplications play very nicely with VMFS.