SMB Multichannel is a feature of the SMB 3.0 protocol that provides the following capabilities:
- Increased throughput
- OneFS can transmit more data to a client through multiple connections over high speed network adapters or over multiple network adapters.
- Connection failure tolerance
- When an SMB Multichannel session is established over multiple network connections, the session is not lost if one of the connections has a network fault, which enables the client to continue to work.
- Automatic discovery
- SMB Multichannel automatically discovers supported hardware configurations on the client that have multiple available network paths and then negotiates and establishes a session over multiple network connections. You are not required to install components, roles, role services, or features.