Which is the best iSCSI or SMB

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  • Microsoft would most likely start with the protocol over which it has control - SMB.  iSCSI from Microsoft has always  been a bit of a second tier protocol.  Yes, they have always supported it, but they have not really done anything innovative with it.

    Besides, SMB is much easier to configure than iSCSI. SMB 3.0, the latest from Microsoft, provide built-in multi-channel support, whereas you need to configure MPIO for iSCSI. There is additional management required in defining iSCSI LUNs, whereas with SMB it is just another share. SMB does require configuring constrained delegation when used with Hyper-V, but that is relatively easy to configure, and I would say it is less complicated than configuring iSCSI.

    But, it comes down to whether or not you already have iSCSI deployed in your environment.  If this is a brand-new installation, I would definitely lean toward and SMB deployment.

    . : | : . : | : . tim

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017 2:55 PM
  • Hello

    SMB works same like traditional sharing?

    Tuesday, March 7, 2017 10:22 PM
  • Hi Sir,

    >>SMB works same like traditional sharing?

    SMB 3.0 and later .

    Yes , for details please refer to the article below :

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    Wednesday, March 8, 2017 6:47 AM