2012/1/3 Christopher Hearn <christopher.he...@cchmc.org>:
> On Jan 3, 2012, at 9:35 AM, Svavar Örn Eysteinsson wrote:
>> Hello.
>> I'm planing to replace my old Apple XRAID, and XSAN Filesystem(1.4.2) Fiber 
>> environment.
>> This setup only hosted a AFP,CIFS for a large advertising agency.
>> Now that Fiber is damn expensive and for one thing, we do not need the fiber 
>> connection
>> as every client connects with IP.
>> So iSCSI, AFP, CIFS should be efficient for us.
>> We have been running this setup since late/early 2006/2007 without problems.
>> No that the hardware/software is warned out and we had pretty damn 
>> catastropic filesystem failure lately.
>> I've been running OpenIndiana on a custom made server with ZFS,CIFS,AFP and 
>> all that
>> for couple of months right now. Really good. This server just acts as a 
>> temporary
>> solution. Currently has 4x 2TB Enterprise SATA disks in RAIDz1 and expanding
>> in few weeks with Supermicro AOC-USAS-L8i and 4-8 more disks.
>> Doing daily snapshots and, yea really love it.
>> Are there any recommendations regarding HP Servers running OpenIndiana to 
>> act as a ZFS
>> Capacity server ?
>> The server should only do :
>> * AFP
>> * CIFS
>> * NFS
>> * iSCSI
>> * and of course ZFS underneath
>> So what I'm looking at is a large capacity server.
>> We need 12-20TB at the start.
>> Any other vendors good ?  any servers that comes out of the box and runs
>> Openindiana 151 with no problems (drivers / hardware ) e.t.c. acting as a 
>> capacity server.
>> And support would be a good option to.
>> Any help would be much appreciated.
>> Thanks allot.
>> Best regards,
>> Svavar - Reykjavik - Iceland
> I haven't really seen any 100% commercially supported solutions for this.  If 
> you put this configuration on an HP server & call them to report a problem, 
> they're going to most likely deny your request because you're using an 
> unsupported OS.  You may be able to get away with using Solaris 11, but 
> you'll pay for it.  I suggest looking at NexentaStor & it's partners:  
> http://www.nexenta.com.

One of them being:

Afaik they're in the process of announing official AFP support (with
Netatalk) soon.

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