October 6, 2012

All-in-one ZFS SAN/NAS solution

Decided to stop using Hyper-V as my main hypervisor and go with ESXi or XenServer full time. Leaning towards ESXi as I know for sure my hardware is compatible. Also, adding an IBM BR10i controller flashed to IT mode, removes RAID and is JBOD. Plan to run ESXi/XenServer off a USB drive, use onboard controller for datastore and passthrough the IBM card for NFS access for my VMs. When my SAS cables come in I plan on going with OpenIndiana and napp-it for an all-in-one ZFS based SAN/NAS. Looking forward to trying it out, will be using this guide.

Very long and informative thread here.


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