I recently completed an OpenIndiana+Napp-It installation where I am using a bunch of SEAGATE and FUJITSU 300GB 10k SAS2 drives. Everything is running great, except for I found that I am unable to view to the S.M.A.R.T. information through the Napp-It web interface. When I attempt to view the S.M.A.R.T. information for any drive, I [...]

After getting OpenIndiana + Napp-It installed yesterday, I spent the majority of today doing performance tests while adding drives to the ZFS Storage Pool. Since our ZFS server’s intended purpose is to host storage for use by virtual machines, our goal is for maximum read/write performance, so we have elected to go with mirrored vdev’s. [...]

For awhile now I have been researching implementing a ZFS NAS/SAN for work. I have put together a couple lists of parts I might buy, but money is tight. However, I recently ran into the chance to instead re-purpose one of our old servers and use a couple minor purchases to get a test ZFS [...]

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