Monday Dec 14, 2009

NAS storage server in OpenSolaris JeOS Prototype

OpenSolaris 200906 JeOS Prototype is PURE CLI enviroment, so its small true command line only enviroment, as such is ideal install BASE for experimenting with system features like ZFS and SERVER network storage protocols like (CIFS, NFS,iSCSI).

In this example I will demonstrate a creation of simple STORAGE multi-protocol NAS using ZFS and network storage protocols (CIFS, NFS, iSCSI) integration.

I will also demonstrate some ZFS native features together with storage oriented ones.

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Wednesday Apr 15, 2009

Compressed ZFS Stream sizes in various compressing programs and OVF

ZFS filesystems use spread writes against all disk drive, it also use compressed metadata and finally it uses 'copy-on-write', so ZFS Root file systems is not easy compressable.[Read More]

Monday May 19, 2008

Getting sense of ephemeral store behavior under OpenSolaris (UFS,ZFS)

To get impression of ephemeral store behavior under OpenSolaris (UFS,ZFS) I use bonnie++, compiled from source with debug output. Pre-compiled binary can be get from [www.sunfreeware.com SunFreeware]

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