Le 24 nov. 2012 à 03:51, Erik Trimble a écrit : >> This is what we decided to do at work, and this is the reason why. >> But we didn't buy the appliance-branded boxes; we just bought normal servers >> running solaris. >> > > I gave up and am now buying HP-branded hardware for running Solaris on it. > Particularly if you get off-lease used hardware (for which, HP is still very > happy to let you buy a HW support contract), it's cheap, and HP has a lot of > Solaris drivers for their branded stuff. Their whole SmartArray line of > adapters has much better Solaris driver coverage than the generic stuff or > the equivalent IBM or Dell items. > > For instance, I just got a couple of DL380 G5 systems with dual Harpertown > CPUs, fully loaded with 8 2.5" SAS drives and 32GB of RAM, for about $800 > total. You can attach their MSA30/50/70-series (or DS2700-series, if you > want new) as dumb JBODs via SAS, and the nice SmartArray controllers have 1GB > of NVRAM, which is sufficient for many purposes, so you don't even have cough > up the dough for a nice ZIL SSD. > > HP even made a sweet little "appliance" thing that was designed for Windows, > but happens to run Solaris really, really well. The DL320s (the "s" is part > of the model designation). 14x 3.5" SAS/SATA hot swap bays, a Xeon 3070 > dual-core CPU, SmartArray controller, 2 x GB Nic, LOM, and a free 1x PCI-E > expansion slot. The only drawback is that it only takes up to 8GB of RAM. > It makes a *fabulous* little backup system for logs and stuff, and it's under > about $2000 even after you splurge for 1TB drives and an SSD for the thing. > > I am in the market for something newer than that, though. Anyone know what > HP's using as a replacement for the DL320s?
I switched few month ago from Sun X45x0 to HP things : My fast NAS are now DL 180 G6. I got better perfs using LSI 9240-8I rather than HP SmartArray (tried P410 & P812). I'm using only 600Gb SSD drives. In one of the servers I replaced the 25-disks bays by 3 8-disks bays, allowing me to connect 3 LSI 9240-8I rather than only one. This NAS achieved 4.4GBytes/sec reading and 4.1GBytes/Sec writing with 480000 io/s, running Solaris 11. Using raidz-2, perfs dropped to 3.1 / 3.0 GB/sec For mass storage, I'm still using my olds X4500 and X4540 with 2TB drives and few SSDs. Lot of problems with Seagate 2TB drives in X4540 / None in the X4500. Have no replacement yet (I'll soon try some super-micro hardware). -- Grégory Giannoni http://www.wmaker.net _______________________________________________ zfs-discuss mailing list email@example.com http://mail.opensolaris.org/mailman/listinfo/zfs-discuss