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VAAI support for NFS in VMware ESXi 6.x?

RegularJoe

FreeNAS Experienced
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Hi,

I am wondering if there is support or planned support for VAAI with NFS in VMware ESXi? If not could this be a pay module where customers can pay $100 per server per site to run VAAI on FreeNAS? I assume this would be bundled with TrueNAS.

Thanks,
Joe
 

Mlovelace

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VAAI is supported in trueNAS/freeNAS only via iSCSI. There isn't planned support for it via NFS from what I've been able to find.
 

Mlovelace

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Here is a link to the original feature request that was submitted. https://bugs.freenas.org/issues/3118 It appears that no one else has opened another feature request to support VAAI/NAS and not just VAAI/BLOCK. If you decide to open a ticket please link it here so others who are interested can also follow and comment.
 

Mlovelace

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wblock

Documentation Engineer
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VMware calls VAAI for NFS "VAAI for NAS". This feature will be available in TrueNAS, the commercial version of FreeNAS, beginning with 9.10.2.
 

dlavigne

Storage Engineering
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Notes that this feature is being removed for TrueNAS 11.1-U6. This does not affect VAAI iSCSI which is fully supported and certified for TrueNAS.
 

RegularJoe

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I have never had an issue with NFS v3 on FreeNAS. I guess I have to move the SMB users over to iSCSI with VMware. iSCSI on VMware is much more complex and with 10gig not worth it. I would hope iXsystems allows us to pay for that plugin for FreeNAS
 

dlavigne

Storage Engineering
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To be clear, it is the 3 VAAI NFS primitives defined by VMware that are not supported, not NFS itself. This is mostly due to the primitive definitions not understanding ZFS.
 
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