The Question is:
Somewhat related to question 4747.
Can MSCP served disks be shared thru SMB?
In a CI cluster there is an Advanced Server node (LAN node) which has no direct
conection to the storage to be shared. The disks can be MSCP served to the LAN
node. Can it in turn share the storage to PC clients?
The Answer is :
Within an OpenVMS Cluster, all remote SCS-based storage access is
typically occuring via MSCP protocols. Local storage may or may not
be accessed via MSCP protocols, whether in a cluster or standalone.
(OpenVMS nodes typically use SCSI or MSCP protocols for local storage
access, though other protocols and schemes are possible.)
PATHWORKS (and Advanced Server) disk services can and do serve out
disks accessed via MSCP protocols on the local node -- various network
protocols such as SMB and NFS (server) are deliberately quite oblivious
to the use of local storage transports, local MSCP services, or remote
(cluster) MSCP services for storage access.
SCS does not run over nor route over nor connect over nor utilize
IP, DECnet, SMB, NFS, nor any other similar protocol. SCS operates
directly over CI, DSSI, and similar devices, and a port emulation
(PE) is available for SCS over Ethernet, FDDI, and similar devices.
Please see the OpenVMS FAQ for information on SCS; section MISC19.