my colleague is selling his old rig and I am considering to buy it for my A4-SFX. I would kindly ask for your opinion.
16GB DDR3-1600 Corsair Vengeance
Gigabyte Z77n ITX
He is asking for 250€ - what I consider cheap looking at ebay.
@diizzy Thank you for looking that up for me.
@Stanley Pain Yes that was mentioned before we will switch to the LSI 9300 HBA series
@omniscence - The "ZIL is not a write cache"-info is one of the most important one. I have reread all ZFS documentation again - and I'm amazed how many blogs and...
@zrav The performance target is a theoretical benchmark. In normal use the application on the workstation is caching the image files locally - the files are read once in the morning when the staff comes in. But we do have some corner cases we wan't to address. Especially simulation render jobs...
@dizzy Thank you for your input. Do you have a link about Netflix's use of crucial SSDs - this would be a good selling point to my boss? Excellent point about the HBA instead of Megaraid. Do you have experience when to buy more than one controller - I understand that there is a way to arrange...
@TGK Thank you for your input. We're quite experience here with different technologies. We're having around 60 Workstations/Render Nodes half on Linux half on Windows. 5 Servers from Supermicro/Dell. We're traditionally handpick and run our machines on premise with great success. It's hacked but...
@dandragonrage we use EXR, DPX, JPEGS -- mostly already compressed.
@Romale23 BSD is an interesting option as well as OmniOS, but we are favoring Linux because we just have more experience with it. The most important part is WHO will do the maintenance and who will do desaster recovery.
I meant building a raid 1+0 with four disks. Adding these to one storage pool. If I understood ZFS right these "units" are called vdevs and can be combined to increase IOPS. My Space penalty would be 50%.
I meant 1Gbe for each client. We do massive inhouse video (image sequence) distribution.
I'm working for a visual effects company and I'm designing our new file server. We are planning to use zfs on linux. I would kindly ask your advice or suggestions on our setup.
Replacing our Fedora 24 bay sata system with something that has more punch. Currently we use a 4 x...
Ty. LSI was always our only serious considered option.
We still have no quote from Nexenta. It boils down how much we would pay for licenses.
This is very useful. TY for that tip.
Thank you all and especially madrebel for this insight. I presented my newly found knowledge to my bosses...
We could do that. Anyway we need more space and will not reuse this server for this setup. It probably will do other tasks. Right now we're still in the process to find out how much throughput we have. Our setup wasn't properly monitored. I want to have solid numbers that I can judge better.
Yes buying appliances is expensive. However I would love to hear more ideas how you would design this system with the specs I have given. Especially how would you do backups, the two or three tier approach.
Thank you for your time
The two tier approach is something we should seriously consider.
The 100k EUR is a virtual number my boss gave me. It helps to find out how we can approach this task. The storage will grow over time. In the end we need the best solution for the least amount of EUR. Where TeeJayHoward is...
First thank you everyone of getting involved.
Budget is around 100.000 EUR ~ 130.000 $ without taxes excluding switch and network. We are right now in contact with Nexenta and Red Hat. I also want to have an estimate from SGI and EMC. E.g Nexenta has serious licensing cost in a bigger setup -...
I'm working for a film post production company. In peak times we have 20 win7 workstations and 16 rendernodes accessing our Fedora/Samba3 Raid system via 1GbE. The server comes to an I/O Limit mainly cause of saturation of the Network. Other than these deadline problems the system...