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Can map a LUN to different clients simultaneously?

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Applies to

  • SAN
  • Logical Unit Number(LUN)

Answer

Yes.You can connect multiple servers to the same LUN, but the following restrictions apply:
  • The operating system supports multiple sharing of the same LUN
  • The operating system layered software (such as Microsoft Cluster or VMware VMFS) that supports a clustered file system.
  • Map the LUN to an additional server and the LUN must remains in an offline or read-only state and never be initialized(For example: Veeam Direct SAN access transport mode or similar way by other backup software vendor)

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