HyperV disks via SMB on QNAP TVS-1271U-RP

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w00tw00t
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HyperV disks via SMB on QNAP TVS-1271U-RP

Post by w00tw00t » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:00 pm

Hi guys,

I currently run two Hyper-V hypervisors. Both have their virtual hard disks on the QNAP TVS-1271U-RP via iSCSI (10 GbE).
Now I wonder if this is also possible with SMB instead of iSCSI? The last time (with QNAP QTS 4.2.0) this was not possible.
I believe because of incomplete SMB3 support. And if it works now (with QTS 4.3.4), are there any disadvantages with SMB3 instead of iSCSI?

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Re: HyperV disks via SMB on QNAP TVS-1271U-RP

Post by dolbyman » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:05 pm

I am pretty sure that ISCSI is faster than a file based block storage container via SMB

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Re: HyperV disks via SMB on QNAP TVS-1271U-RP

Post by storageman » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:20 am

ISCSI you can MPIO, multipath SMB not reliable/supported.
ISCSI performance is also down to host, ** host, ** performance.

Someone should tell the Taiwanese that c r a p is a reasonable word and hardly swearing.

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Re: HyperV disks via SMB on QNAP TVS-1271U-RP

Post by dolbyman » Tue Mar 27, 2018 1:17 am

some forum segments even censor "watch"

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