Posts Tagged ‘ZFS’
Start OmniOS napp-it image virtual machine

Get a VMware ESXi ZFS appliance with napp-it and OmniOS installed in minutes!

A quick how to guide to get a ESXi ZFS All-in-One appliance setup with napp-it and OmniOS using a pre-configured virtual machine image in a few minutes!


napp-it and OpenIndiana

Installing and Configuring napp-it and OpenIndiana

This article is the first in a multi- part series featuring napp-it. For those that do not know what napp-it is, it is a free NAS / SAN web interface for Solaris derivatives. That is a big deal because it takes one of the most ...



Install OpenIndiana on ESXi 5.0 for All-in-One ZFS Server

Today we are looking at how-to install OpenIndiana on ESXi 5.0 in order to make an All-in-One ZFS server. The basic premise of this method is that one can utilize a virtual machine, passing through SAS controllers with VT-d or ...


Install Illumian on ESXi 5.0 for All-in-One ZFS Installation

One topic I get a lot of questions about is creating an All-in-One ESXi 5.0 machine with ZFS storage based on Illumian, Nexenta, and Solaris 11 Express all alongside guest operating systems. For those not familiar with the conc...



STH RAID Calculator v1.05 – Big Update Including ZFS RAID-Z, RAID-Z2 and RAID-Z3

Last week we launched the ServeTheHome RAID Calculator and it has been quite a success and we received a bunch of feedback on it. This week we have incorporated much of that feedback and turned the RAID Calculator into a much m...


Storage Tiering: A Primer on Cost-Effective Tiered Storage and Caching

One thing that virtually every major storage player and enterprise has been using for the past few years, and is continuing to use, is a tiered storage approach. This is mainly due to the fact that lower capacity, higher-cost d...



Create a NexentaStor VMware ESXi Virtual Machine

This is a simple guide to creating a VMware ESXi virtual machine for NexentaStor. Actual OS installation is very easy and will be covered in another piece. Just over a year ago I created The Big WHS on a platform of Windows Ser...


ZFSguru 0.1.7 (final) Released

ZFSguru is a new FreeBSD based storage platform that was started by a FreeBSD and ZFS enthusiast to make an alternative to FreeNAS that tracks closer to a full-blown FreeBSD installation. Over the past few months, quite a few e...



Mesa ZFS Web Interface Benchmark/ Stress Test 0.1.7-Preview2

This preview release has all the functionality of the first preview (0.1.7-preview), but in addition has the following changes: The Mesa ZFS Web Interface/ ZFSguru benchmark has been recently updated since my last post on the M...


Mesa ZFS Web Interface Benchmark/ Stress Test 0.1.7-Preview

I often get questions regarding good ways to stress test home servers, especially new drives. As part of the in-development FreeBSD 8.x based Mesa ZFS Web Interface, sub.mesa has released 0.1.7-preview of the interface with a b...