[PVE-User] Best configuration among these

Philippe Schwarz phil at schwarz-fr.net
Thu Feb 5 13:31:20 CET 2015

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Le 05/02/2015 12:25, mir at miras.org a écrit :
> On 2015-02-05 09:59, Philippe Schwarz wrote:
>> I'm wondering about the shared storage solution. Whether
>> home-made (10Gbe + iSCSI/NFS) or built-in solution (Vendors DAS
>> bay) :
>> "home-made" FreeBSD 10.1 + ZFS + iSCSI (or NFS) Dell/HP  5U + 32
>> 2,5" bays 2 x Intel Xeon E5-2630 64 GB RAM ECC 2 X  RAID 1GB
>> non-volatile cache Firmware should'nt block non-certified
>> disks... (Hp reseller already told me this would be nearly
>> impossible) IDRAC Enterprise 8GB 2 X Hotplug PSU > 800W 1 X Dual
>> 10GbE SFP+ Intel NIC 1 X Quad 1Gb Intel NIC 2 X SD card 8GB / SSD
>> 64 GB (OS) + 1 (not redundant) or 2 (redundant configuration) 8
>> ports 10Gbe SFP+ + 1 UPS 5 year NBD warranty
> If you go for a home-made storage solution I would recommend
> omnios since iSCSI on solaris based servers are far superior to
> iSCSI on FreeBSD. The old one on FreeBSD needs restart whenever a
> LUN is changed. The new implementation is limited in number of LUNS
> per portal and since ZFS plugin on proxmox creates a lun per zvol
> you will hit this limit very quickly.
> To add GUI to omnios I will recommend napp-it which is OSS: 
> http://www.napp-it.org/ For your purpose you might will find the
> monitor add-on useful. This add-on requires a paid subscription: 
> http://napp-it.org/extensions/monitoring_en.html

thanks for your answer.

i was aware of this pb of the iSCSI target...bug?? of FreeBSD.
( http://pve.proxmox.com/wiki/Storage:_ZFS), but the work should have
been done in FreeBSD 10.1 .
In fact, i was prone to use NFS instead of iSCSI because of the easy
access to datas (in order to backup them) and because the performances
should be nearly the same.

I gave a try to napp-it a few monthes ago.
Seems nice; the GUI is helpful for colleagues not (yet !!) friendly
with CLI. But as you said, options require subscription. I've to
tighten the budget and cutting the costs with FriBi instead of Napp-it
is a way i may follow.

Best regards

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