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.
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
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