What backend (Solaris/FreeBSD/Linux based ZFS) would you recommend for Ethernet (ROCE?) based iSer target? I don't believe FreeBSD supports iSer targets. Solaris seems to only support Infiniband based iSer targets. So the only choice seems to be a linux based system.If you like StarWind performance you could think about replacing non-RDMA Intel NICs with Mellanox CX3 (they are cheap on eBay) or CX4 cards to have iSER rather than iSCSI for both East-West traffic & vSphere uplinks as well. RDMA is king
Would like to hear from all if my current assessment of iSer is correct or if I'm missing something.