- Aug 3, 2004
i still drewl over this thread
For us, the lack of infiniband support killed freenas and truenas licensing prevented us from using any existing hardware- so outside of demo's- no. We have just over 4PB total. Our basic station ships with 336TB raw and we add 168TB JBODS any time we need to expand. Adding them is as simple as connecting to the HBA, adding them to the pool and you're good to go. Setting up duplication between systems is pretty simple.
Did you ever consider NexentaStor for your ZFS storage management? If so, what were your reasons for rejecting it? Cost? Performance?
Spyder. I just sat here and read this entire thread. You sir are doing great things. Keep it up! I hope one day when I get to run the IT show here where I work I can do just as good of a job. Thanks for the inspiration bud.
Funny, I've been planing out my cooling solution for my own server room at home and it will also be intaking air from outside depending on weather. I just hit a set back though, my system was going to be based on a series of electric dampers controlled by relays that open the proper ones based on the inside/outside temp but it seems those are not very easy to find and the few places I found that sell em want like 600 bucks a pop.
Our original datastation was based off it, back when there was no 18tb limit. We just recently had to look at replacements and due to things outside our controls, we were only allowed three choices of OS. As far as my in house storage goes, Nexanta, while being very inexpensive compared to the other big players, just is extra overhead. Solaris/Omni/OI with Napp-It has been stable and reliable. In the future I would love to have EMC/Netapp for my ESXi hosts, but for now, it works.
If you must go rack mounts and you can't get Cisco blades, look at their C Series stuff. I was able to get it cheaper than my R720s.
Some good news:
A handful of projects has been approved and I can resume posting cool stuff like this:
It's going to be a interesting year- I can promise that.