2.2 Summary of Protocols

The following table summarizes the primary purpose of the Virtual Storage protocols.

Applicability

Name

Description

Reference

Connecting to and accessing shared file resources

Server Message Block (SMB) Protocol Versions 2 and 3

Supports the sharing of file and print resources between machines.

[MS-SMB2]

Accessing virtual disk files via SMB and forwarding SCSI commands

Remote Shared Virtual Disk Protocol

Enables opening, querying, administering, reserving, reading, and writing the virtual disk objects, providing for flexible access by single or multiple consumers.

[MS-RSVD]