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

Cédric Lemarchand cedric.lemarchand at ixblue.com
Wed May 22 19:58:32 EDT 2013


You should have a look on supermicro chassis ... Just a thought, it is off topic. 

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Cédric Lemarchand

Le 22 mai 2013 à 21:56, Eri Ramos Bastos <bastos.eri at gmail.com> a écrit :

> 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 warranty.
> 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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