Zarathustra[H];1039860015 said:Time for another update for me:
The new specs are:
32GB DDR3 RAM
Matrox Millenium 2MB (Limited console use only)
32GB OCZ Octane SSD (ESXi Boot Drive + datastore for pfSense and FreeNAS installs)
250GB WD Blue SATA drive (extra datastore, only because I had it kicking around)
Intel EXPI9402PT Dual Port Gigabit Copper NIC, Direct I/O Forwarded to pfSense Guest
Intel EXPI9402PT Dual Port Gigabit Copper NIC, Direct I/O Forwarded to FreeNAS Guest, set up as LAGG interface.
Broadcom NetXtreme gigabit NIC Direct I/O Forwarded to Ubuntu Server 12.04 Guest
IBM M1015 Storage controller (Direct I/O forwarded to FreeNAS)
4 WD 3TB Green drives and 2 WD 2TB Green drives in RAIDz2 mode, for a total of 12TB (18 once I replace the two 2TB drives with 3TB+ drives)
On board Ethernet interface is used only for VmWare Client.
Guests: (thus far)
- pfSense (2 cores, 1GB RAM) My router and firewall
- Headless Ubuntu Server 12.04 (2 cores, 4GB Ram) General linux server for rtorrent/wget's, and running Ubiquiti Unifi controller/server software.
- FreeNAS (4 cores 25GB RAM) Running RAIDz array and sharing to LAN via dual lagg interface, and internally with Ubuntu via 10Gig VMXnet3 interface.
I am considering moving away from a Raid Card to a ZFS based system for more flexibility. What kind of read/write performance at the local disk level and at the CIFS level? I am experiencing the current speeds locally:
1000000+0 records in 1000000+0 records out 8192000000 bytes (8.2 GB) copied, 7.80287 s, 1.0 GB/s real 0m10.838s user 0m0.120s sys 0m6.536s
I get about 110MB/s over the network via CIFS today. Thanks in advance for any insight you can provide!