ZFS: some pracitical questions
Posted on 2013-01-06
I have some practical question on ZFS.
1.Hanccocka mentioned he has NFS + ISCSI running, why is that. Why ISCSI AND NFS?
2.What/how to do to configure ISCSI on the Nexenta (for the ESXi side: no problem)
3.If you add a CIFS-share: won't it impact the performance of the vm's? Or is this neglectable?
4.Does performance of ZFS get better after a while (when cache/logs are built) ...?
5.How many vm's do you have running on a ZFS NAS? I would like to run all my vm's but wonder if it could take it (will cache be more heavily used so it CAN take it or is it just the logic = less = the better performance)?
vm's I would like to run: windows 7 workstation, sql 2008, windows sccm, windows scom, vcenter 5, 2 domain controllers, 2 xenapp-servers, maybe also a windows 2012 and windows 8 as testdrive
=> therefore question 4, I had the impression performance got better after a while, just want to know if I'm over-exhausting zfs running all these vm's (then I would run some on local ssd's in the esx-server) or I would not take advantage of what it's capable of
6.One more thing: what to do with 3 nic's in ZFS, use them all, only use two of them & how to configure then?