- 05 May 2021
vGateway Supported NAS Protocols
- Updated on 05 May 2021
SMB Versions 2 and 3 are supported for access on the vGateway appliances. Authenthication over local accounts on each vGateway is supported, however it is strongly reccomended that you utilize Windows ACLs integrated with Active Directory for authentication. Utizling Windows ACLs provides more granular and secure permissions as well as less overhead when managing multiple vGateways. Additionally leveraging Windows ACLs can allow for multiple vGateways to be placed behind a DFS Namespace if desired.
SMB Version 1 and Apple File Protocol (AFP) are considered obsolte and insecure protcols and are not supported by the vGateway appliances.
NFS Version 3 is supported by the individual vGateway appliances for accessing data. Traditional Access Lists are utilized for securing access over the NFS protocol.
NFS Version 4 access is not currently supported. We currently have a Request for Enhancement submitted and this is on the roadmap, but we do not have an ETA at this time.
Utilizing NFS on Cloud File Storage to host VMware Datastores is not supported. The frequently accessed nature and high performance requirements of virtual machines do not allow the Global File System to effectively serve this data. This includes use cases such as Veeam or other similar backup platforms running as a psuedo data base, that write and merge extremely large files to the system with constant access.
Utilizing SMB or NFS on Cloud File Storage to host Databases is not supported. The frequently accessed nature and high performance requirements of databases do not allow the Global File System to effectively serve this data.