[zfs-discuss] Re: R720xd + ZoL as iSCSI server

Eri Ramos Bastos bastos.eri at gmail.com
Wed May 22 15:55:38 EDT 2013

I just wanted to share that with you because I thought it's hilarious:

Dell told me that if I put those SSDs on their R720xd they'll void the
Yay for enterprise hardware.

On Fri, May 17, 2013 at 11:23 AM, Eri Ramos Bastos <bastos.eri at gmail.com>wrote:

> Hello, list
> I currently have a whitebox running ZFS under Solaris 11 as a NFS server
> for VMware.
> It has a pool made of 7.2K SATA disks + a couple SSD for ZiL and L2ARC and
> it performs reasonable well.
> However we need more space/performance and also replace the hardware with
> enterprise grade gear. I'm also leaning towards ZoL, as we are a Linux shop
> and that Solaris is the odd ball.
> I'm following this discussing list for a while and I'm feeling comfortable
> with the current status of ZoL (good job, btw).
> Here is my plan for the hardware:
> Dell PE R720xd, 96GB of RAM.
> - CentOS 6 x64 booting of a RAID1 (Perc H710)
> - 9207-8i controller
> - 11 x OCZ-VERTEX3 480GB
> - 13 x SAMSUNG 840 Pro Series MZ-7PD512BW 512GB
> - 2x Intel Ethernet I350 QP 1Gb
> Now, any thoughts on the best configuration for this setup?
> My initial idea would be to create a single volume with two raid-z arrays:
> 1 for the 11 OCZ and 1 for 12 Samsung. Then 1 Samsung as a hot-spare.
> I would create zvols from that pool and export them via iSCSI to the
> VMware servers.
> I would appreciate any input you guys have.
> Regards,
> Eri Ramos Bastos
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