Hi darkblue, comments in-line
On 11/09/2011 06:11 PM, darkblue wrote:
Why would you want your root pool to be on the SSD? Do you expect an
extremely high I/O rate for the OS disks? Also, not a good idea for
performance to partition the disks as you suggest.
I am a newbie on ZFS, recently, my company is planning to build a
entry-level enterpirse storage server.
here is the hardware list:
1 * XEON 5606
1 * supermirco X8DT3-LN4F
6 * 4G RECC RAM
22 * WD RE3 1T harddisk
4 * intel 320 (160G) SSD
1 * supermicro 846E1-900B chassis
this storage is going to serve:
1、100+ VMware and xen guest
my original plan is:
1、create a mirror root within a pair of SSD, then partition one the
them for cache (L2ARC), Is this reasonable?
2、the other pair of SSD will be used for ZIL
How about using 1 pair of SSD for ZIL, and the other pair of SSD for L2ARC
I suggest a mirrored pool on the WD disks for a root ZFS pool, and the
other 20 disks for a data pool (quite possibly also a mirror) that also
incorporates the 4 SSD, using 2 each for ZIL and L2ARC. If you want to
isolate different groups of virtual disks then you could have other
possibilities. Maybe split the 20 disks between guest virtual disks and
a backup pool. Lots of possibilities.
3、I haven't got a clear scheme for the 22 WD disks.
Creating the mirrored root pool is easy enough and install time - just
save the SSD for the guest virtual disks. All of this is in absence of
the actual performance characteristics you expect, but that's a
reasonable starting point.
especially how to get No 1 step done?
I hope that's useful... Jeff
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