Anyone using freebsd ZFS for large storage servers?

Dennis Glatting dg at
Thu May 31 18:29:19 UTC 2012

On Thu, 31 May 2012, Oscar Hodgson 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?

Most of my HBAs are LSI controllers flashed T. I'm fond of the 9211.

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