Dell PowerVault NX3600 series NAS appliances work with PowerVault MD32x0i and MD36x0i storage arrays to provide affordable unified storage with iSCSI, CIFS, and NFS access to block and file data. The PowerVault NX3600 is designed for environments with a growing amount of unstructured (file) data to manage. It uses Dell Fluid File System (FluidFS) technology and features online capacity scaling, snapshots, asynchronous replication, quotas, and Network Data Management Protocol (NDMP). When combined with a PowerVault MD iSCSI array, it provides the flexibility and cost-of-ownership advantages of unified storage.
This white paper presents guidance for planning and deploying the Dell PowerVault NX3600 NAS storage system in a Linux environment using the Network File System (NFS) protocol.