On 11/10/2011 7:42 AM, Edward Ned Harvey wrote:
I think the key issue here, is whether this hardware will corrupt a pool or
not. Ultimately, the promise of ZFS, for me anyways, is that I can take disks
to new hardware if/when needed. I am not dependent on a controller or
motherboard which provides some feature key to access the data on the disks.
From: zfs-discuss-boun...@opensolaris.org [mailto:zfs-discuss-
boun...@opensolaris.org] On Behalf Of darkblue
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
I just want to say, this isn't supported hardware, and although many people
will say they do this without problem, I've heard just as many people
(including myself) saying it's unstable that way.
I recommend buying either the oracle hardware or the nexenta on whatever they
recommend for hardware.
Definitely DO NOT run the free version of solaris without updates and expect it
to be reliable. But that's a separate issue. I'm also emphasizing that even
if you pay for solaris support on non-oracle hardware, don't expect it to be
great. But maybe it will be.
Companies which sell key software, that you depend on working, generally have
proven that software to work reliably on hardware which they might sell to make
use of said software.
Apple's business model and success, for example is based on this fact, because
they have a much smaller bug pool to consider. Oracle hardware works out the
I think supporting the development of ZFS is key to the next generation of
storage solutions... But, I don't need the class of hardware that Oracle wants
me to pay for. I need disks with 24/7 reliability. I can wait till tomorrow to
store something onto my server from my laptop/desktop. Consumer/non-enterprise
needs are quite different, and I don't think Oracle understands how to deal in
the 1,000,000,000 potential customer marketplace. They've had a hard enough
time just working in the 100,000 customer marketplace.
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