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NAS Storage for VMware Infrastrure

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Background - I have a VMware 3.5 infrastrure for server enviroment on HP Lefthand SAN. The only thing not on the VM infrastrure is my NAS server (Standalone) mainly used for CIFS.  Hardware in EOL and needs to be replaced but would like to incorporate it with LH SAN device. Can i create a Windows 2003 Storage VM and utilize the SAN storage. My HP rep is suggesting to purchase a NAS gateway system that connects to the San. Do I need to purchase a NAS device that point to San or can I create a VM server (Windows 2003 Storage) that point to San for file sharing?
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If you are getting a NAS device for NFS storage to be used for vmware datastores, you need to check the HCL for compatible NAS devices. http://www.vmware.com/go/hcl

If on the other hand, you are just wanting CIFS and need to map drives in a virtual machine, anything that Windows is happy with should work ok.

Good Luck
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