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What are the best practices for mapping drives in the VMs to a NAS for non production critical servers? Should that type of storage be with the VMs on the SAN, or separated out in some way?
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I currently have an NFS drives mapped as data stores (for ISOs) from a NAS, without any issues. These are sitting right alongside the data store from the SAN.
I also have RDMs which are also connected via the NAS (for backup volumes), and these, again, are on the same cluster of hosts that are also connected to the SAN.

From experience, I don't believe there is any issue with that.
The only thing I would caution against is using a cheap NAS device that would cause connectivity issues, especially if you're connecting via iSCSI. You don't want to end up with an APD situation that would affect your production iSCSI connections to the SAN as well.
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Do you have a link you recommend that talks about best practices or even just setup in the network that discusses mapping drives on VMs to a NAS? My boss wants to see like an "offical" doc showing setup/best practices for it.
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Using NFS.
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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Use jumbo frames and be careful you do not overload the NAS.
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