[zfs-discuss] Re: Lots of read I/O when only writing?

Martin Minkus martin.minkus at gmail.com
Fri May 25 02:56:20 EDT 2012

That was the only solution that worked reasonably well.

We had some 'issues' with multiple hosts accessing the same nfs
'datastore' (vmware) which was just a single zfs filesystem.

Hosts would work fine for months on end, and then one would kinda crap
itself and only a reboot would fix it, losing all ~15 vms it was

And yes, we had ssd's for ZIL and L2ARC.

On May 25, 6:39 pm, Nicholas Lee <emptysa... at gmail.com> wrote:
> On May 25, 3:53 pm, Martin Minkus <martin.min... at punz.co.nz> wrote:
> > Should we just give up and use md and lvm? The biggest feature we love about ZFS is being able to snapshot zvol's and zfs send/recv.
> > ZFS works great for our simple file sharing boxes (samba) for our 70+ employees. Just fails on vmware....
> Have you tried NFS+zfs for hosting the vmdk files? Main performance
> factor to deal with is the ZIL - which you can handle by using a SSD.
> Nicholas

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