Hi again, thanks for all the replies to the all in one with ESXi, it was most illuminating. I will use this setup at my dayjob.
Now for a slight variation on a theme: N40L with ESXi with raw drive passthrough, with OpenIndiana/napp-it NFS or iSCSI export of underlying devices. This particular setup is for a home VMWare lab, using spare hardware parts I have around. I'm trying to do something like http://forums.servethehome.com/showthread.php?464-HP-MicroServer-HBA-controller-recommendation (using 4x SSD in http://www.sharkoon.com/?q=en/node/1824 and 4x SATA in the internal drive cage) and from that thread alone can't quite tell whether it would fit, physically. Anyone running LSI 9211-8i in that little box without 90 degree Mini-SAS? If you do ineed need a 90 degree Mini-SAS, do you have a part number for me, perchance? Would you use the 9211-8i for all 8 SATA devices internally, disregarding the onboard mini-SAS to SATA chipset? Or use the 4x onboard SATA to avoid saturating the port? I might or might not use 2 TByte SAS instead of SATA, assuming I can get those cheaply. It's 2-3 TByte SATA disks otherwise. In case for 4x SSD (Intel 1st or 2nd gen ~80 GByte), would you go for 2x mirror for L2ARC and 2x mirror for ZIL? Some other configuration? Thanks! -- Eugen* Leitl <a href="http://leitl.org">leitl</a> http://leitl.org ______________________________________________________________ ICBM: 48.07100, 11.36820 http://www.ativel.com http://postbiota.org 8B29F6BE: 099D 78BA 2FD3 B014 B08A 7779 75B0 2443 8B29 F6BE _______________________________________________ zfs-discuss mailing list email@example.com http://mail.opensolaris.org/mailman/listinfo/zfs-discuss