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NFS/CIFS Access to Centera

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Hello Folks,

We want to implement NFS and CIFS access to Centera ; on the Bill Of Materiel we have 1x BUNDLED 4 NODE GEN4LP 3TB FACTORY INST and 4x BUNDLED 2 NODE GEN4LP 3TB UPG FACT INST

Any advise will be very appreciated,

Kind regards,

Kamal

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Re: NFS/CIFS Access to Centera

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Centera intentionally does not support a native CIFS/NFS access. Only the CAS APIs are accepted. For NIF/CIFS your need a "preprocessor" which supports C/FS/NFS on one side and send the files to Centera via the CAS API)S calls. EMC offers the CUA (=Centera node with special SW) for this.

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Centera intentionally does not support a native CIFS/NFS access. Only the CAS APIs are accepted. For NIF/CIFS your need a "preprocessor" which supports C/FS/NFS on one side and send the files to Centera via the CAS API)S calls. EMC offers the CUA (=Centera node with special SW) for this.

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Re: NFS/CIFS Access to Centera

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Hi all

We've got customers with cua that made good experiences when application servers access it. Others with Seventen10 Gateway.

Make your choice dependent on things like?nuber of connections, high availability requirements as well es backup

Holger Jakob

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Re: NFS/CIFS Access to Centera

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If you don't want to (or don't have the expertise) to interface with api, CUA is the best option for cifs/nfs.

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before you go down CUA road understand its limitations in terms number of concurrent sessions (CIFS and NFS). It's a very low number and if  you exceed that number all performance discussions with EMC will be very painful.

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Hello Dynamox,

Any link where to find the limitations ? any idea on how many concurrent sessions are permitted ?

Many Thanks,

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Last Question :

on the https://support.emc.com/docu10327_Centera-Universal-Access-4.1-Monitor-and-Administration-Guide.pdf?... we talk about CNRCUAISW <==> CNR INT BOX CUA SW what  we have is       

CNACUAISW <==> CENTERA INTERNAL BOX CUA SW

Can any body explain the difference between CNRCUAISW and CNACUAISW

I suspect that CNRCUAISW  is related to SINGLE CUA NODE G4 and CNRCUAISW is related to SINGLE CUA NODE G4LP

Any body know anything about this ?

Thank You,

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