I am wondering if someone can give me an general idea of how these technologies are similar or not?
- Both SMB and NFS seem to be a network file share protocol means to communicate with remote block level storage. IE a protocol layer of abstraction. Is this correct?
- SMB3 seems to be Microsoft's weapon of choice for clustering and shared storage for VMs. While NFS seems to be one of the preferred ways for VMWare to connect multiple VMs to the same shared storage.
- Microsoft doesn't seem to officially like working on NFS with regards to VMs as VMWare doesn't like to work with SMB3.
This is what I have gathered from 30 minutes of ADD level 10 and three hours of sleep Googling. Is this roughly correct?
Please feel free to free-flow elaborate.
Thanks for the insight.