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    NetApp 16TB Lun Max

    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...
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    new SAN build

    I would get Supermicro cage, Icydock quality is very average.
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    10 Gb Connection

    I had exactly same issue like yours before, same nic. Turn off flow control and that's it.
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    10 Gb Connection

    Turn flow control off in the driver conf file then reboot.
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    15K SAS vs SSDs; Enterprise SSD Pricing

    Get NVME SSD, cheaper and faster than.
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    What Drives are We Putting in our NAS systems These Days?

    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...
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    Enterprise Grade Storage Recommendations

    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...
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    Home esxi and storage

    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 Data Domain...
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    SSD 750 ESXi Passthrough?

    I had problem with it before. Pass-through works for 750 and I can use the disk in Windows VMs, but Solaris based VMs don't work. Not sure if there is still issues as I gave up.
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    Getting Started - update regularly

    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...
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    Home Server - Backup Strategy (ZFS, VMDKs, File Level)

    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...
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    Worth it to use a NVMe M.2 SSD for a ESXi 6 home lab?

    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.
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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    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. You can...
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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    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.
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    Intel P3700 as ZFS Zil

    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...
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    OpenSolaris derived ZFS NAS/ SAN (OmniOS, OpenIndiana, Solaris and napp-it)

    You can use powershell to check the version, it only works on Windows 8/2012 and above. Connect to the share, run power shell Get-SmbConnection
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    what is the cheapest and fastest way to copy file from one to another pc?

    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.
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    HP Firmware update process.

    You can custom build SPP using the original one. Only select the platform/hardware that applies to your environment to reduce the size.
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    Supermicro Backplanes - Expanders vs Direct Connections

    There are dual port enterprise SATA disks, but if you do get that kind of budget, get SAS.
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    Need 2TB SSD for IO intensive work

    SanDisk 2TB Optimus 3 DWPD, 6Gb SAS interface. Price is reasonable, well below $2K
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    Wife says DL360 G7 is too loud

    You can add mobile rack in 5.5 bays to get extra 4-5 3.5" bays in workstation chassis.
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    Wife says DL360 G7 is too loud

    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...
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    Slow Reads When Writing

    SATA is half-duplex.
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    P3700 NVME -- Performance Issues

    What MB do you have? Mine is X9SRL-F with no problem. ESXi driver is not optimized well, speed is much lower than Windows.
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    P3700 NVME -- Performance Issues

    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...
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    Virtualizing Exchange, SQL, etc and Storage Block Sizes

    I can confirm this. You need to license every CPU/CORE that Oracle instance could potentially run in the cluster even with DRS rules.
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    Cheap Whitebox SAN

    PCIe NVMe SSD to rule them all. Hopefully by 2016 we will have better support for NVMe devices in Solaris variants.
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    Cheap Whitebox SAN

    Intel just announced DC S3710 that's faster and much cheaper than S3700. Not sure when it will ship.
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    Crucial MX200 and BX100 SSDs

    The MX200 is interesting
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    supermicro 846TQ-R900B quiet options?

    Got 2 PWS-920P-SQ today to replace PWS902-1R. What the difference! Couldn't even tell the SC936 is turned on!
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    Solaris 11.1 and 11.2 issue

    Not sure how to workaround the bug using GUI installer. You may try to install using the text installer and install desktop components afterwards if you really need it.
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    Solaris 11.1 and 11.2 issue

    sorry I was using text install. Give it a try.
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    Solaris 11.1 and 11.2 issue

    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
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    supermicro 846TQ-R900B quiet options?

    I have SC936E1-R900B that comes with PWS902-1R and planning to replace it. So they are compatible? Thanks
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    NetApp with 10GbE - iSCSI or NFS?

    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.
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    Problem with vCenter Connectivity

    How much memory did you assign to vCenter JAVA process? If you selected medium (2GB) then you will experience this issue. Give it Large (3GB) and try again.
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    Solaris 11.2 Beta and ZFS improvements.

    parallel zil commit is very interesting.
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    NetApp Flash Cach vs PernixData or other caching technology?

    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.
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    NetApp Flash Cach vs PernixData or other caching technology?

    Tegile. Not a fan of Nimble.
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    Freenas NFS Shares vmWare losing connectivity

    Are you using ESXi 5.5 Update 1?