[PVE-User] SAN recommendation.

Bill Harris savoy9020 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 22 18:45:21 CEST 2013



I’ve been using FreeNAS for the last 9 months as a store for several Vmware Hosts..

Has performed great, and ZFS is solid.




From: pve-user-bounces at pve.proxmox.com [mailto:pve-user-bounces at pve.proxmox.com] On Behalf Of Fábio Rabelo
Sent: Thursday, August 22, 2013 9:26 AM
To: Marco Gabriel - inett GmbH; pve-user at pve.proxmox.com
Subject: Re: [PVE-User] SAN recommendation.


2013/8/22 Marco Gabriel - inett GmbH <mgabriel at inett.de>

Nexenta CE may only be used for testing, not allowed for production.

If you go for a cheap but reliable SAN, look after Promise VessRAID machines.

If you don’t want to spend any money, have a look at freenas which is pretty nice, full featured and uses ZFS in the back.


Almost a year ago I have similar doubts and ( bad ) adventures trying to use Freenas and nas4free, and it only gave me lots of head aches !!!

My advice is forget about it, with ZFS is just not stable ( my record was 5 days before weird and inexplicable freezes ! ) .

With native BSD file system works OK, but the performance are realy poor .

People in this list pointed me to a stable solution :

This :


plus this :


6 mounths up and running smoothly and rock solid !!!

I am using nfs with dedicated switcher, the performance are excelent ...

Fábio Rabelo

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