I have looked at iXsystems to supply me with a FreeNAS certified server and my plan is to use it for VMware shared storage via iscsi. I have 15 VMs with one exchange server and one SQL server.
It looks like a pretty good system but I wanted to see if any experts had experience with FreeNAS and VMware. Unfortunately I am trying to find another solution for our production environment as QNAP devices I am using today have not been very stable in my experience.
It is a freenas 1U certified system
32 gb ECC RAM
x4 1TB Samsung 850 pro series SSD
Dual GigE NIC
Intel Quad Core Xeon E3 3.30Ghz
5 year warranty for hardware diagnostics and replacement
Setup in a raid 10 or g mirror in the ZFS world...
I don't know a whole lot about freeNas so I am worried that I may be in over my head but at the same time if it works well this may be a terrific upgrade from what we are running now.