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I am presented with SMB, NFS and iSCSI options to connect to the server. Meaning, I have the option of either setting up a share via NFS or SMB or creating a virtual iSCSI drive in which I can connect to. For direct connection to a server—for true server related storage—iSCSI is the way to go. And you would then manage the user access—via SMB/CIFS ...


When you say you are presented with those option to connect to the server, what are you referring to? For HyperV, you most likely would use a locally hosted VHD(x) file on local exposed drive in the Hosts's OS. There are reasons to do some of the other methods like iSCSI, but typically they are for use cases where you need clustering or failover or have ...

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