[PVE-User] stmfadm on Linux ZFS storage - or how to use Intel X550 NICs with Linux/ZFS
m at plus-plus.su
Tue Mar 8 23:02:36 CET 2016
This worked. I was able to compile ixgbe driver from Intel's website:
The following side-forum post explains in general how to compile Intel's
The above step allowed me to use Intel's X550 10GiGE network cards with
Next thing was to return my storage system from 4.3.0-0.bpo.1-amd64
kernel to stock Debian Jessie 3.16.0-4-amd64 in order to compile
iscsitarget. This was a bit tricky due to unresolved Grub issues on ZFS
systems - see this thread: https://github.com/zfsonlinux/grub/issues/22
So finally I was able to get back my storage system to Debian Jessie
with 3.16.0-4-amd64 with ZFS running on root filesystem. Next thing I
did was to add "iscsitarget" (IET) package via apt-get. DKMS kernel
support was built fine as expected. And finally all these steps allowed
me to bring my ZFS storage online together with Proxmox - the whole
setup now runs with support of newest Intel X550 10GiGE network cards.
Right now I'm running various disk tests inside Proxmox vm guest - so
far I'm seeing 330-350 MB/s writes on ZFS-over-iSCSI that runs on top of
10GiGE networking. Obviously this number is limited by my HDDs on
storage system - running RAID10 ZFS setup with 4 x 4TB 7k2 SAS drives.
I wish good luck to everyone looking to explore ZFS with latest hardware
On 03/08/2016 10:02 PM, Mikhail wrote:
> Another possible solution is to try to compile Intel's driver from
> sources using stock Debian Jessie kernel-sources and run that driver.
> This could be an option, will give it a try.
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