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Hi Experts,

I have a vsphere 5.5 cluster with 2 hosts ESXi5.5.
Is it possible to connect to FREENAS and use this as a datastore ?
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2) earned 334 total points
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Yes it is possible to connect to FREENAS, but FREENAS is a little old, and performance is poor.

FreeNAS supports NFS and iSCSI.

I would recommend....

Nexenta Community Edition
http://www.nexenta.com/corp/downloads/download-community-edition

Much better, modern, better performance.
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is NEXENTA also open source or freeware ?
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by:Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)
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It's a Community version, so it's FREE, not really Open Source.
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Nexenta Community Edition works great and its performance is better than any other free product I have used.
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