I have this great zfs nexenta on HP NL 40 microserver, 16 GB RAM.
Back on time hanccocka (Andrew Hancock now apparently :-)) helped me out greatly to fully configure the system (A post -from multiple- http://www.experts-exchange.com/Software/VMWare/Q_27962816.html
Now it turns out my config (3 hp NL 40, 1 for zfs, 2 for esxi) ware using way to much power. So I m looking for ways to lower power consumption.
I thought of getting rid of 2 esxi and running nexenta as a vm. Mostly only a dc is running anyhow (I'm barely using my environment these days). That would mean: ZFS + vm's, 1 ESXi host in standby, 1 to be sold.
However this would mean I'd have to boot my ZFS NAS (hp microserver) from it's usb stick again and then make a vm with Nexenta, then reconfigure it to use the disks internally (from ZFS).
No idea howto do this, please advise.
Just curoious, therefore one more thing: can I upgrade the HP Microserver NL40 in any way to add more ram/cpu (probably not, just asking: new motherboard maybe ...?). Or maybe built it into another chassis ...?