I think you have many things mixed up here.
The 16TB llimit is per LUN but from what you describe, you are not using LUN. You seem to use SMB share which is FlexVolume backed that has much larger limit, exact limit is model specific, get your storage guy to find out.
Another option is to use...
It's been a few years now, I have 24*3Tb HGST Ultrastar and another 16*2Tb HGST Deskstar in two Supermicro chassis. 8*1TB Micron SSD, Intel DC P3700 as slog and cache.
In the last 3-4 years, I have 2*2TB Deskstar failure 1*3TB Ultrastar failures.
Was thinking to replace the 2TB with 6TB...
We looked at Tintri as well, very good product but in the end, I settled with Coho Data All Flash, much better architecture and a lot cheaper. Waiting for the gears to be deployed next month.
I have 2 EMC VMAX3, 3PAR and NetApp. I'm also evaluating All Flash NetApp to replace both VMAX and 3PAR...
I use Solaris with ZFS/Comstar for most of my home needs. But I suggest you some great products from EMC which are free for non-production use.
EMC Unity VSA
EMC Unity VSA - EMC Store
Community edition gives 4TB space, NFS/SMB(includes SMB3) and iSCSI
EMC DataDomain Virtual Edition
Asus WS series isn't bad but there are some compatibility issues with them, actually with any Asus boards.
My Intel P3700 SSD doesn't work with any Asus boards, being it regular or WS boards. (Intel 750 works), or at best it only works in certain PCI-E slot. However, P3700 works with any of my...
Want want to comment on pfsense. My harddisk in pfsense box died yesterday and I had to replace it and do a reinstall. It's within minutes as well if you have ever backed up pfsense config.
- reinstall pfsense
- config lan ip
- log on to webui and restore config
- reboot, you are back in...
I have Intel 750 in my ESXi 6 hosts. They are FAST! much faster than Sata SSD.
The main benefits of NVMe is extreme low latency and high queue depth. When you have multiple VMs running on it, performance is crazy comparing to SATA SSD.
ARC is adaptive, meaning hot data gets added to ARC and cold data gets removed dynamically. It never hurts to get more.
I think it's 1TB data per 2GB of RAM. It's not the pool size but actual data size. Again, it depends on data as well. If it's all cold data, it's waste of money.
PCI-E 750 works with Solaris 11.3.
Is 400GB enough for L2ARC? It's always enough, the more you have, the more can be cached. Unless you turn dedup on and your RAM is not enough to store DDT, then you have to calculate the size for L2ARC to store DDT.
Finally got a chance to use Intel P3700 NVMe 400GB disk to replace S3700 as ZIL and move to Solaris 11.3. One hatch is that my motherboard only support PCIe 2.0 but it's not a issue for zil.
Monitoring iostat on the zil device, it hits 530MB/s during tests which is significantly higher than...
I just migrated my storage server through 10Gb connection using robocopy. Avg. speed is 1TB/hr, but that depends on your storage performance as well.
I have about 24TB data. For 2TB data, I don't think it's worth to buy 2*10Gb nics.
How many disks are you using?
SM has super quite workstation chassis that can hold 8 3.5" SAS/SATA disks, I have one and it's very quiet. It supports EATX motherboard if you need.
You can also replace 4U SM chassis PSU with super quiet one too. I have replaced the 2 stock PSUs in my 4U SM...
You need the nvme cli management tool to change settings.
Crystal or AS-SSD won't show full speed of it. If you use the setup described in the pdf for iometer, then you will get very close performance to spec.
NVME really shines in high que-depth ramdon IO. I got 180K 4K random write IOPS and...
Try this, don't remember if I had the same exact issue but I did have problem installing 11.2
During install, select shell and run
mount -F lofs /bin/true /usr/lib/fwenum/system-bios
then exit and continue 1
The performance difference between NFS and iSCSI is within 5% for me. I have 3000-4000 VMs, 95% are on NFS without any performance issues. If you look at the management point of view, NFS all the way.
Don't forget pNFS is coming for vSphere 6.
I told you Tegile. Closest thing to NetApp is ZFS based storage. Tegile is cheap and works very well, and dedup actually works in Tegile.
I have both Nimble and Tegile for VDI, and I like Tegile as it supports all the protocols, NFS, CIFS, iSCSI and FC.