I'm using a NAS box as a datastore for my esxi host. The NAS and esxi host are connected to each other via a switch.
I want to experiment a little and was thinking of ways to connect the NAS box to the host directly, and was wandering if it even possible and what effect(s) it will have
(1) if the NAS box and esxi host have another, spare ethernet port, can I connect them to each other directly? Instead of through a network? Would this have much of a performance gain?
(2) USB 3.0. Can I connect the NAS box to the esxi via usb 3.0 cables so that the NAS appears as a mass storage device? Given the performance of USB 3.0, would this be beneficial?