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  1. markpower28

    Napp-IT/OmniOS iSER Target

    Is there possible to enable iSER on OmniOS? I was able to get standard iSCSI working with ESXi, but no luck with iSER. What's the best way to create an iSER target? (if needed) OmniOS Build - omniosce-r151034 NIC: Mellanox ConnectX-4 Napp-IT: 19.12 Client ESXi 7.0 NIC: Mellanox Connect 3 with...
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    ConnectX3 VPI on Solaris/Omnios

    I tried a fresh install with Solaris 11.3 using ConnectX3 VPI connect to a 40Gbe switch, it shows IB as connection instead of ethernet. Same result with OmniOS. Is there a way to change the ConnectX3 VPI to ethernet? It works fine in Windows OS. Thanks in advance!
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    Need help on Xeon Platinum 8160

    Need some assistant on Xeon Platinum 8160, please let me know if you have the CPU on hands load. Thanks!
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    LUN unregistered

    Due to hardware issues, I had to move everything to a different system. Same model server, and move all HBA, NICs to the new server with the same PCI-E slot. After import the pool everything is back online except LU shows unregistered. I tried to run stmfadm import-lu, it shows meta file...
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    Lenovo ThinkSever TD340 BIOS crash

    Just updated TD340 to the latest BIOS web console. System won't boot after that. It does power on and I am able to access IPMI console, but that's it. Tried Lenovo BIOS recovery procedure without any luck. Any suggestions?
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    Don’t do it: consumer-grade solid-state drives (SSD) in Storage Spaces Direct

    Very interesting article from MS Blog. Don’t do it: consumer-grade solid-state drives (SSD) in Storage Spaces Direct
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    Intel 750 Series AIC 1.2TB

    Great price, if you have 8% ebay bucks it will be less than $600 from newegg ebay! Intel 750 Series AIC 1.2TB PCI-Express 3.0 x4 MLC Internal Solid State Drive (SS 735858303415 | eBay
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    WTB: E5-2400 v2 cpu

    Looking for 1 or 2 E5-2400 v2 cpu. Anyone get good suggestions?
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    HP ProLiant ML110 G9 Xeon E5-1603 v3 & 8 GB RAM for $399

    A great entry lab server. Much better configuration than the Lenovo ThinkServer TD340 $449 we had in the early summer https://forums.servethehome.com/index.php?threads/lenovo-thinkserver-td340-449.5760/ The spec is not very accurate on newegg. The server has 8 x DIMM for DDR4. deal link HP...
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    log performance

    This is a pool with 4 mirror of 450 GB 15K SAS drives. The log device is a SLC Fusion-IO card. I am impressed by 636MB/s. How's everyone else log's performance? capacity operations bandwidth pool alloc free read write read write ---------- ----- -----...
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    SYS-1028U-TN10RT+

    Saw some every interesting chassis at VMworld. They should be released very soon according to the product manager. See all the NVMe bays~~ 20150831_172338.jpg - Google Drive
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    vRDMA

    Some notes from VMworld. vRDMA is give VM the ability to utilize RDMA function. Unlike single root I/O virtualization (SR-IOV) which pass the entire card to a single VM. This feature will allow multiple VMs to share the same NIC/HCA. This is definitely a step forward from VMware on high...
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    Vmworld

    Anyone at vmworld this week?
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    Lenovo ThinkServer TD340 $449

    Lenovo ThinkServer TD340 Tower Server System Intel Xeon E5-2403 v2 70B5001TUX - Newegg.com Intel Xeon E5-2403 v2 1.80 GHz Tower Server with Optional Dual-Processors 8GB DDR3 SDRAM Memory Capacity : Up to 192GB Serial ATA & SAS RAID Levels: 0, 1, 1+0 It comes with free 2TB Seagate Constellation...
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    WTB: E5-2403 v2

    Anyone get a E5-2403 v2 want to sell? Please PM for price. Thanks!
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    vSphere 1.8.3 iSER benchmark

    Loaded vSphere beta driver 1.8.3 to ESXi 6.0 The storage is Solaris 11.2. 2 x L5630 CPU, 24 GB RAM. 4 x SSD for L2ARC. 8 x 450GB 15K SAS drive (4 x mirror). HBA LSI 9207-8e. ConnectX-2 VPI 2.10.700 firmware Test VM is 2 vCPU, 4 GB memory iSER Throughput 1700 MB/s Still as not as good as SRP...
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    MLNX-OFED-ESX-1.8.3 for vSphere 5.5

    This is a beta driver for Mellanox 1.8.3 for vSphere. MLNX-OFED-ESX-1.8.3 Main Changes (from 1.8.2.4) --------------------------------------------------- - Added iSER support Get it from the link below when still available. salesforce.com iSCSI RDMA (iSER) Performance Acceleration - Demo...
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    Dell FX2

    I saw it, I have to share! :)
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    IB, Napp-it and SRP

    The post is based on utilize Mellanox 4036 build-in subnet manager and only install IB driver 1.8.2.4 on vSphere 5.5/6.0 I used Solaris 11.2 express for ZFS platform. Then use the following configured IB interface. IPoIB dladm show-ib dladm show-phys dladm show-part dladm create-part -l net3...
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    Mellanox/Voltaire 4036 Subnet Manager - partition.conf

    I have been try to make subnet manager to work with vSphere vLAN for a while but did not have much luck until couple month ago. There is not many good documentation out there and I saw quite a few people have the same issue as I had. I like to share my 2 cents here to get people started. 1...