Anyone using freebsd ZFS for large storage servers?
ml at my.gd
Thu May 31 17:28:46 UTC 2012
As a side note and in case you were considering, I strongly advise against Linux + fuse ZFS.
On 31 May 2012, at 18:05, Oscar Hodgson <oscar.hodgson at gmail.com> wrote:
> That helps. Thank you.
> This is an academic departmental instructional / research environment.
> We had a great relationship with Sun, they provided great
> opportunities to put Solaris in front of students. Oracle, not so
> much, and the Oracle single-tier support model simply isn't affordable
> for this "business" (there's no ROI at the departmental level <g>).
> Solaris is not a viable option.
> FreeBSD looks like the next best available option at the moment,
> particularly considering the use of the storage heads as compute
> machines. OpenIndiana shows promise. Nexenta has a great product,
> but the user community expects more flexibility in software options.
> Is there anything like a list of "supported" (known good) SAS HBA's?
> On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 11:38 AM, Kaya Saman <kayasaman at gmail.com> wrote:
>> If this is any consellation I run a 36TB cluster using a self built
>> server with a Promise DAS (VessJBOD 1840) using ZFS at home! to
>> support my OpenSource projects and personal files.
>> As for OS take your pick: NexentaStor, FreeBSD, Solaris 11
>> All capable, of course Solaris has latest version of ZFS but still.....
>> At work we're looking into getting a StorEdge appliance wich will
>> handle up to 140+ TB.
>> I am also in charge of redesigning one of our virtual SAN's to a
>> FreeBSD ZFS storage system which will run.... well how many JBOD's can
>> you fit on the system?? Probably round ~100TB or so.....
>> On Thu, May 31, 2012 at 4:32 PM, Oscar Hodgson <oscar.hodgson at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> The subject is pretty much the question. Perhaps there's a better
>>> place to be asking this question ...
>>> We have (very briefly) discussed the possibility of using FreeBSD
>>> pizza boxes as a storage heads direct attached to external JBOD arrays
>>> with ZFS. In perusing the list, I haven't stumbled across indications
>>> of people actually doing this. External JBODs would be running 24 to
>>> 48TB each, roughly. There would be a couple of units. The pizza
>>> boxes would be used for computational tasks, and nominally would have
>>> 8 cores and 96G+ RAM.
>>> Obvious questions are hardware compatibility and stability. I've set
>>> up small FreeBSD 9 machines with ZFS roots and simple mirrors for
>>> other tasks here, and those have been successful so far.
>>> Observations would be appreciated.
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