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Stability of NFS mounting SAN volumes

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Greetings;

I have a customer that is considering using a Linux server (Red Hat) that is mounting a large SAN volume (Nexsan & Brocade) to offer this SAN volume to other servers via NFSv3. I told them that I did not feel that this was acceptable and might experience stability or data access problems.

I have not been able to locate any information that supports my case. Does anyone have any information (pro or con) on the reliability of having several servers NFS mounting a single SAN volume.

Thanks

jvossler

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This is the primary purpose of gateway NAS products.  The fact that the server hosting it is Linux might have some concern due to some Linux instability with NFS.  (Do a search for NFS and Linux at www.netapp.com)  

However, there is no problem using a server to mount a drive that is across a fibre-channel SAN and serving it out via NFS.  Performance might be an issue, at which point the customer should consider using EMC Celerra NAS or NetApp Filer NAS.
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No problems i am aware of...
We have a brocade SAN with 16Tb of storage and LOTS of NFS mounts to all kinds of different servers (prob about 12 in total)
including mail/file storage servers.

Tried and Tested!!
Cheers
J
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