November 2017

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A Dell EqualLogic FS Series NAS Appliance can be installed into a new or existing EqualLogic iSCSI SAN to provide unified block and file I/O capability. Before an FS7600 or FS7610 is deployed into an existing SAN, it is important to ensure the existing SAN has available resources to support existing servers using block-based I/O as well as clients accessing the Dell Fluid File System (FluidFS). This paper helps the SAN administrator or deployment specialist by presenting best practices for deploying the FS Series NAS Appliance into an existing EqualLogic SAN environment.