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Nutanix - HyperV - iSCSI.


Nutanix - HyperV - iSCSI.



Can someone advise if possible to present iSCSI block services from DFS to Hyper-V host running on Nutanix Cluster.

We have AOS 5 and we running Hyper-V 2012 R2 on our Nutanix Nodes.


This is to address problems with backup of VMs on SMB3.

Possible alternative:

Present iSCSI volumes from the underlying DFS to the Hyper-V nodes and migrate from SMB3 to iSCSI for VM.

Then we should be able to do full VM back ups??


Would love to hear opinions / experience / feeback on the above idea.


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Re: Nutanix - HyperV - iSCSI.

Hi @superfly77,


While technically possible, what you describe would fall under an unsupported scenario, so I wouldn't recommend it.  Could you share what issues you're running into with SMB and backups?   I know there are some limitations depending on the backup vendor (DPM for example with third party SMB).