Ask the Expert

NAS and Exchange 2002

Regarding NAS and Exchange 2002, specifically -- per this article: http://searchstorage.techtarget.com/originalContent/0,289142,sid5_gci801812,00.html, MS is saying that they may be willing to certify NAS servers that present a block-mode interface to IFS, such as iSCSI or some other interface, but otherwise, they have no plans to support conventional file-mode access. Two questions:

1) Do they still have that position
2)

Requires Free Membership to View

Which version of iSCSI do they like, and how does one go about getting one's NAS server certified for this application?


Microsoft's position has not changed that I'm aware of. I don't know what version of iSCSI they like. I suggest you ask them directly. Microsoft has a Hardware Compatibility List certification program that you must submit a product into. Since you are a vendor, I would expect that you are familiar with it or someone in your company is. You can get an introduction to it by doing a search on the Microsoft Web site.

Randy Kerns
Evaluator Group, Inc.

Editor's note: Do you agree with this expert's response? If you have more to share, post it in one of our .bphAaR2qhqA^0@/searchstorage>discussion forums.


This was first published in October 2002

There are Comments. Add yours.

 
TIP: Want to include a code block in your comment? Use <pre> or <code> tags around the desired text. Ex: <code>insert code</code>

REGISTER or login:

Forgot Password?
By submitting you agree to receive email from TechTarget and its partners. If you reside outside of the United States, you consent to having your personal data transferred to and processed in the United States. Privacy
Sort by: OldestNewest

Forgot Password?

No problem! Submit your e-mail address below. We'll send you an email containing your password.

Your password has been sent to: