[PVE-User] ZFS over iSCSI...

Michael Rasmussen mir at miras.org
Thu Feb 18 13:02:46 CET 2016

On Thu, 18 Feb 2016 14:20:12 +0300
Mikhail <m at plus-plus.su> wrote:

> Looks like there will be a problem with Omnios on my hardware -
> according to
> http://hardforum.com/threads/10gbe-for-omnios.1891004/#post-1042131880
> Intel's X550 NIC is not supported yet. This NIC will be used in my nodes
> built on Supermicro X11SSH-CTF motherboard.
A working driver is under heavy test so I expect it will come to latest
stable and LTS version very soon.

> What's the main advantage of using Omnios instead of regular Linux
> distro with zfs?
"The reasons for a Solaris based ZFS System
- 100% focus on ZFS that was developed for Solaris 10 years ago and is most stable and complete there
- a complete storage OS from one hand, not the toolbox with a core OS and many options and vendors
- stable support for mirrorred ZFS boot systems with boot environments (restore a former bootable OS state)
- WWN enumeration of disks (disk unique identification) to keeps disk id identical over controller, server or OS
- fault management with active hot-spares that replaces faulted disks automatically
- SMB, NFS and iSCSI integrated in the core OS and maintained by Oracle or Illumos (OmniOS)
- virtual networking with virtual switches and virtual nics with vlan support
- service management SMF with service auto restart
- Solaris CIFS server with NFS4 ACL (more Windows NTFS alike than Posix ACL) and AD support,
 Windows SID as extended ZFS attribute (Permissions stay intact after a restore to another AD server),
- ZFS snaps as Windows „previous version“, stable and just working out of the box since years"

The fastest, most stable, most scalable, and mature iSCSI implementation which is also maintained in Core OS. Complete cli available so no fiddling around with config files. (my add-on :-)

Michael Rasmussen

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