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Start OmniOS napp-it image virtual machine

Get a VMware ESXi ZFS appliance with napp-it and OmniOS installed...

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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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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Last week we launched the ServeTheHome RAID Calculator and it has been quite a success and we received a bunch of feedback on it....

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

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One thing that virtually every major storage player and enterprise has been using for the past few years, and is continuing to use, is...

Create a NexentaStor VMware ESXi Virtual Machine

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This is a simple guide to creating a VMware ESXi virtual machine for NexentaStor. Actual OS installation is very easy and will be covered...

ZFSguru 0.1.7 (final) Released

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ZFSguru is a new FreeBSD based storage platform that was started by a FreeBSD and ZFS enthusiast to make an alternative to FreeNAS that...

Mesa ZFS Web Interface Benchmark/ Stress Test 0.1.7-Preview2

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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...

Mesa ZFS Web Interface Benchmark/ Stress Test 0.1.7-Preview

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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...