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I want to avoid this:

How can I use NTFS and iSCSI and not corrupt my SAN?

On possbility I may have is to share out a LUN from my SAN and have other machines access that shared drive. In other words, VMWare will present it to other machines as a drive that it has natively.

Do I require a clustered file system for that as well? Will my writes still be "dirty"?

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I think you need to rethink your strategy it makes no sense. – tony roth Sep 9 '11 at 4:33

VMware isn't a file share mount. If you want a file server add the LUN to VMware and create a VM to run as the file server and give that VM space on the LUN (or the entire LUN as an RDM).

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