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Oct 11 2014

Storage Protocol Links

General

iSCSI Beats Fibre Channel at Interop 2011 (Video)
Storage Protocol Comparison – A vSphere Perspective (VMware vSphere Blog)
Storage Protocol Comparison (VMware Tech Paper)
The Debate-Why NFS vs Block Access for OS/Applications (vTexan)

iSCSI

A “Multivendor Post” on using iSCSI with VMware vSphere (Virtual Geek)
A “Multivendor Post” to help our mutual iSCSI customers using VMware (Virtual Geek)
Using iSCSI storage with vSphere (Storage Magazine)
Configuring VMware vSphere Software iSCSI with Dell Equallogic PS Series Storage (Equallogic)
How to Configure Openfiler iSCSI Storage for VMware ESX 4 (Xtravirt)
Putting your storage to the test – Part 1 iSCSI on Iomega IX4-200D (Gabe’s Virtual World)
How-to connect ESX4, vSphere to Openfiler iSCSI NAS (Vladan.fr)
EMC Virtual Infrastructure for Exchange 2007 using vSphere 4.0 and iSCSI (EMC)
How to setup basic software iSCSI for VMware vSphere (video)
iSCSI Design Considerations and Deployment Guide (VMware)
Converged Storage Infrastructure for VMware vSphere 4.1 (Broadcom)
Why can you not use NIC Teaming with iSCSI Binding? (VMware vSphere Blog)
How to configure ESXi to boot via Software iSCSI? (VMware vSphere Blog)
iSCSI Advanced Settings (VMware vSphere Blog)
Configuring Proper vSphere iSCSI Multipathing via Binding VMkernel Ports [Video] (Wahl Network)

NFS

NFS Best Practices – Part 1: Networking (Cormac Hogan)
NFS Best Practices – Part 2: Advanced Settings (Cormac Hogan)
NFS Best Practices – Part 3: Interoperability Considerations (Cormac Hogan)
NFS Best Practices – Part 4: Sizing Considerations (Cormac Hogan)
A “Multivendor Post” to help our mutual NFS customers using VMware (Virtual Geek)
Using NAS for virtual machines (Storage Magazine)
Putting your storage to the test Part 2 NFS on Iomega IX4-200D (Gabe’s Virtual World)
Best Practices for Running vSphere on NFS Storage (VMware)
NFS Block Sizes, Transfer Sizes & Locking (VMware vSphere Blog)
Load Balancing with NFS and Round-Robin DNS (VMware vSphere Blog)
Best Practices for Running vSphere on NFS Storage (VMware Tech Paper)
Republished: Dispelling Some VMware over NFS Myths (Scott Lowe)
Reasons For Using NFS With VMware Virtual Infrastructure (VM/ETC)

Fiber Channel over Ethernet (FCoE)

“FCoE vs. iSCSI – Making the Choice” from Interop Las Vegas 2011 (Stephen Foskett)
VMware ESX FCoE CNA Compatibility in Plain English (Stephen Foskett)
How FCoE and iSCSI Fit into Your Storage Strategy (NetApp Tech OnTap)
Fibre Channel over Ethernet in the Data Center: An Introduction (Cisco)
VMware’s Software FCoE (Fibre Channel over Ethernet) Adapter (VMware vSphere Blog)

Fiber Channel

SAN System Design and Deployment Guide (VMware)
Configuring and Troubleshooting N-Port ID Virtualization (VMware)
NPIV: N-Port ID Virtualization (VMware vSphere Blog)

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