On Thu, Jan 05, 2012 at 06:07:33PM -0800, Craig Morgan wrote:
> If you are intending to go Nexenta then speak to your local Nexenta SE,
> we've got HSL qualified solutions which cover our h/w support and we've
> explicitly qualed some MD1200 configs with Dell for certain deployments
> to guarantee support via both Dell h/w support and ourselves.
> If you don't know who that would be drop me a line and I'll find someone
> local to you …
> We tend to go with the LSI cards, but even there there are some issues
> with regard to Dell supply or over the counter.
Yep, we are doing this. Just trying to sanity check the suggested
config against what folks are doing "in the wild" as our Dell partner
doesn't seem to think it should/can be done without the MD3200. They
may have alterior motives of course. :)
> On 6 Jan 2012, at 01:28, Ray Van Dolson wrote:
> > We are looking at building a storage platform based on Dell HW + ZFS
> > (likely Nexenta).
> > Going Dell because they can provide solid HW support globally.
> > Are any of you using the MD1200 JBOD with head units *without* an
> > MD3200 in front? We are being told that the MD1200's won't "daisy
> > chain" unless the MD3200 is involved.
> > We would be looking to use some sort of LSI-based SAS controller on the
> > Dell front-end servers.
> > Looking to confirm from folks who have this deployed in the wild.
> > Perhaps you'd be willing to describe your setup as well and anything we
> > might need to take into consideration (thinking best option for getting
> > ZIL/L2ARC devices into Dell R510 head units for example in a supported
> > manner).
> > Thanks,
> > Ray
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