Napp-it cs web-gui for (m)any ZFS server or servergroups

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In ZFS on Windows 2.2.3 from yesterday there was a problem with CPUID detection that could crash Windows during setup

There is a new version that fix this.
 

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I have uploaded a new nightly of the client/server ZFS GUI napp-it cs (Mar. 20)

- Allows large zfs list or get all (up to several MB)
- Client/ Frontend web-ui app (Windows): Copy and Run
- Server/ Backend software (BSD, Linux, OSX/ Solaris/Illumos, Windows): Copy and Run from any location like /var/web-gui, desktop or ZFS pool
- Jobs like snap or scrub run remote, replication any source /any destination memberserver is next.
- Gui performance: I would say very good especially as there is no local ZFS database to allow CLI modifications

see napp-it // webbased ZFS NAS/SAN appliance for OmniOS, OpenIndiana and Solaris , ZFS Server for Windows
 

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There are new release candidates of Open-ZFS 2.2.3 for OSX and Windows



btw
the more people are testing Open-ZFS 2.2.3 on OSX or Windows and report problems,
the faster remaining installer, driver or integration problems get fixed.

ZFS 2.2.3 on OSX or Windows is quite identical to Upstream Open-ZFS 2.2.3 so data security
should be already as good or bad as ZFS on Linux

Issues · openzfsonosx/openzfs
Issues · openzfsonwindows/openzfs
 
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To add a TrueNAS Server to a servergroup

- Enable SSH, allow root (sharing options) or SMB
- Copy napp-it cs_server to a filesystem dataset ex tank/data (/mnt/tank/data)
- open a root shell and enter:
perl /mnt/tank/data/cs_server/start_server_as_admin.pl
Add Truenas to your servergroup (ZFS Servergroup -> add)

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Anyone with a Qnap ZFS Box?
Can you confirm a similar setup
 
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Next step:

Replication from any server to any server is basically working
on local transfers and between some combinations. Need to check why it does not on others,

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Howto:
- add all servers to menu ZFS servergroup
- create replication jobs from any to any server (remote between hosts not working on any combination)

If you start a job, it runs minimized, so you can open the cmd Window to check
- click on "replicate" in joblisting to check last runs
- click on date of a replication job in joblisting to see datails of last run
- enter rl (remotelog) or cl (commandlog) intro the cmd field to get remote logs (rld or cld to delete)
- open menu System > Process List to see running processes on a selected server

Use menu Pools , Filesystem and Snaps to check remote servers

Setup:
 

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napp-it cs beta, current state (apr.05)

Server groups with remote web-management: (BSD, Illumos, Linux, OSX, Windows): ok
ZFS (pool,filesystem,snap management): ok on all platforms
Jobs (snap, scrub, replication from any source to any destination): ok beside Windows as source or destination
(Windows as source works with nmap/netcat on Windows)
 

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How much RAM do I need for napp-it cs

RAM for a ZFS filer has no relation to pool or storage size (beside dedup)!

Calculate 2 GB for a 64bit OS, add 1-2 GB for a Solaris based filer and 3-4 GB for a BSD/Linux/OSX/Windows based filer for minimal read/write caching or ZFS can be really slow. RAM above depends on web-gui, number of users or files, data volatility or wanted storage performance. Add more RAM for diskbased pools than SSD pools for a good performance.

With napp-it cs I suggest 8 GB for the Windows machine where the frontend web-gui is running, 16GB if you additionally use ZFS on Windows on that machine.

For the ZFS filers that you want to manage with napp-it cs there is no additional RAM requirement for the server app what means that napp-it cs can manage a Solaris/Illumos based ZFS filer with 2-3 GB RAM and a BSD/Linux/OSX/Windows ZFS filer with 4-6 GB RAM what may allow to manage even a small ARM filerboard with ZFS like a Raspbee up from 2GB remotely with a ZFS web-gui (you only need ZFS and Perl on it).

If you use ZFS on such a board, you may try and report.
 
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