“A lot of companies are using NFS as the preferred protocol to shared storage for VMware Virtual Infrastructure. In my personal experience, The administrative options and convenience of NFS is unmatched, and the virtual machine (VM) performance is surprising.”
“For those that are considering NFS, I was recently forwarded a list of links that provide sound arguments and testimonials on the unique advantages of using NFS with VMware. Although the published date of some of the posts that are referenced might be a bit dated, the content is still valid. Here is the list with quotes from some of the posts, but be sure to read the all in full for more information.”
But the real magic is in the comments where a number of commenters talk about their success using NFS for storage. This is the confirmation that FCoE has no future and exists only to allow legacy integration. It is also worth noting that VMWare has been touting its much improved iSCSI support in the new VMware vSphere (otherwise known as VMWare 4.0). People are acknowledging that iSCSI support in VMware 3.5 needed improving.
I remain convinced the Storage over IP will be the solution of the future. I still do not have any evidence the FibreChannel or FCoE has anything to offer 95% of the virtualisation market.