With the rising use of Storage Area Network (SAN) and Network Attached Storage (NAS) equipment in corporate environments, IBM Lotus software would like to provide guidelines for deploying Lotus software products on this equipment in a manner that will be supported by IBM.
Statement of Support for Domino on SAN and NAS equipment
The use of a storage area network (SAN) attached to a supported operating system is a supported configuration for Lotus Domino servers. The SAN should be designed to provide dedicated storage systems for enterprise applications.
The Domino server is supported on network attached storage (NAS) equipment provided the NAS is deployed in a dedicated storage network configuration. NAS deployed for general-purpose file serving or in networks providing more than storage-related services is not a supported environment. A supported configuration for Lotus Domino is a dedicated, private network between the NAS storage device and the Domino server, used only between the storage and the server.
For specific guidelines and recommendations, refer to the paper below. The table of contents is as follows:
What is NAS?
What is a SAN?
Differences between NAS and a SAN
DAS, NAS or SAN: Does Lotus Domino care?
IBM Lotus statement of support for Domino on SAN and NAS equipment
Configuring a SAN for Domino
Optimizing Domino performance
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