Thanks for this post and thanks for the measurements! This is a big help for SFF builds such as the Ncase M1 with a Noctua NH-C14 as the NH-C14 just barely fits with an Intel CPU so it's nice to know it should clear with a Ryzen setup.
Yup all good points. I just set the "Pool Available Space Threshold (%):" to 80 and the Extent "Available Space Threshold (%):" to 50 so I think that will cover it. I also only used 50% of the Extent in ESXi for the datastore.
400 GB DC P3700 came in. Results as follows:
Ultimately decided run FreeNAS on the physical hardware and ditch virtualizing it because as you'll see below it runs so awesome that I've decided I'm going to introduce this this into a production environment at a client's site once I...
Yes it is really great considering it's got 14x HDDs, 3x SSDs, 2x 8 core 2620v4 CPUs, 4x DIMMs, LSI 3008 HBA, 2x 1400 watt PSUs. I was surprised, too. SFP+ would be nice for sure. I wish everything had SFP+.
Thanks for the feedback. Yes I did a little more testing and like you said, the DC S3510 is simply a poor choice for a SLOG device. The following screenshot is with the DC S3510 removed (no SLOG on the zvol) and sync=always so it's hitting the spinning disks directly on writes.
- Power consumption for the FreeNAS box:
- The Xeon-D is really amazing. That thing is like 50 watts at idle, can take 128 GB RAM, is really surprisingly fast and works so well for a homelab ESXi VM host. Highly recommended.
- No reason for 10GBASE-T in particular. It just felt easier...
Thanks for your feedback. I appreciate your comments. I was taking the screenshots for my own amusement and then I figured hey why not share it with the forum. Yes I also did notice that CIFS share do browse a lot more quickly, so that's always a positive.
I've wanted to see how well FreeNAS would perform in back to back tests on physical vs. virtual hosts on the same hardware for a while now and finally have all the parts together to do some initial testing. My vision is to have a single box that can do it all for my homelab and...