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CIFS performance is slow, is the SMB 3.0 protocol with multichannel supported?

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Applies to

  • Data ONTAP 8.2 7-Mode
  • FAS8000

Answer

Product Model: FAS8040-R6
OS: Data ONTAP 8.2.2P1 7-Mode and ONTAP 9
Category 2: CIFS SMB 3

SMB Multichannel features are supported in ONTAP 9.4
SMB Multichannel features are NOT supported in any ONTAP release before ONTAP 9.4:

SMB Multichannel
http://docs.netapp.com/ontap-9/topic...8585A1388.html

SMB Multichannel
Provides multiple connections between ONTAP and clients in a single SMB session. Doing so improves throughput and fault tolerance for Hyper-V and SQL server over SMB configurations.

Configuring SMB Multichannel for performance and redundancy
https://docs.netapp.com/ontap-9/topi...578E358B7.html

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