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CAPI Proxy and VDS Provider - do I need these?

 
INS1
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CAPI Proxy and VDS Provider - do I need these?

Hello-

Apologies in advance for overly simplistic question.  My company uses a P2000 G3 SAS MSA.  All connections to hosts are provided via SAS cables and no iSCSCI/FC is in use.  In addition, clustering is not in use.  The MSA is simply being used to provide several RAID 10 sets for various applications - Exchange, Hyper-V, etc.  On my Exchange server, I see the CAPI Proxy 2.8.3 and VDS Provider 2.8.3 installed.  Is there any reason I need these components?  I am not using the P2000 for shadow copies, etc.  Thanks

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Re: CAPI Proxy and VDS Provider - do I need these?

Hi, these two components (CAPI and VDS/VSS) are must for your application to access the storage device thru the VDS/VSS service. These manages the disk volume that is mapped from the MSA's.

Let me know if there is any question around this topic.