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CAN LEFT HAND P4500 used as a NAS BOX

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Kritao
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CAN LEFT HAND P4500 used as a NAS BOX

Hi,

Can Lefthand P4500 can used as NAS BOX. Is there any document from HP for this. Please help.
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Torsten.
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Re: CAN LEFT HAND P4500 used as a NAS BOX

Its NAS anyway, isn't it?

Hope this helps!
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Amar_Joshi
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Re: CAN LEFT HAND P4500 used as a NAS BOX

Torsten,
Most likely simson is referring to CIFS share and the answer is yes and no.

Yes, if you put a X3000 NAS head and use LHN as storage.

Answer is no, if you just want to use the P4500 to share out the CIFS/FTP.
Uwe Zessin
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Re: CAN LEFT HAND P4500 used as a NAS BOX

The HP P4000 series systems are iSCSI (block) storage devices and cannot directly serve files.

As Amardeep wrote, you can put a server (Linux, Windows, special NAS boxes) *between* the P4000 and the clients to work as a "NAS gateway".
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Torsten.
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Re: CAN LEFT HAND P4500 used as a NAS BOX

The question is how you define NAS, because the Lefthands are network attached too. But based on the other posts it makes some sense now.

Hope this helps!
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Uwe Zessin
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Re: CAN LEFT HAND P4500 used as a NAS BOX

From what I have learned:
- NAS = file serving (NFS/CIFS(SMB))
- SAN = block serving (FC, iSCSI)
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Mark...
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Re: CAN LEFT HAND P4500 used as a NAS BOX

Hi
To the best of my knowledge there will be a new LHN G2 /SAN/iQ 8.5 (8.5 from end March) and available from April (unless date changes!?) there will be a NAS variant.
Not available today... but soon.
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Uwe Zessin
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Re: CAN LEFT HAND P4500 used as a NAS BOX

The "NAS variant" will use a HP "Xsomething" box to act as the SAN/NAS gateway.
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Kritao
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Re: CAN LEFT HAND P4500 used as a NAS BOX

Dear All,

Thanks a lot.