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Best Practices For Running VMware vSphere on Network Attached Storage

This guide provides an overview of the considerations, best practices for deployment of VMware vSphere on NFS based storage and troubleshooting tips and tricks.

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Introduction

This section briefly covers how NFS and NAS have affected the virtualization environment, and why running vSphere on NFS is a very viable option for many virtualization deployments.

Background

This section provides a background on the first use of NFS and iSCSI and how they worked.

Overview of the Steps to Provision NFS Datastores

This section provides an overview of the steps to provision NFS datastores.

Advanced Settings

This section provides an explanation of the tunable parameters that are available when using NFS datastores.

Security Considerations

This section provides details about the security concerns and considerations.

Interoperability Considerations

This section covers features which are in some way related to storage, and NFS storage in particular.

Sizing Considerations

This section provides a brief about the sizing considerations and how it affects the NFS datastore.

Additional Attributes of NFS Storage

This section details the additional attributes of NFS storage.

Summary of Best Practices

This section summarizes the best practices for running VMware vSphere on network attached storage.

Conclusion and About the Author

This section includes the conclusion and a few lines about the author.