At work I have put together a couple ZFS builds using external storage enclosures. Recently, we had a smaller need where we wanted to make an easy to manage all-in-one box, while still maintaining high enough I/O for virtualization. We cut our build down from our standard 44-drive 6U setup to a 20-drive 2U setup [...]

My current home storage server is a server I put together back in August of 2008. Over the years I have added hard drives, 5-in-3 expansion bays, SAS/SATA Cards, and even upgraded the CPU/RAM, but essentially it’s still a 4 year old system — and parts of it feel that way to. Since my system [...]

I haven’t had as much time as I would have liked to post more information on gathering I/O stats with zpool iostat and presenting them via SNMP. However, I have a couple test graphs up and running to see how the current stat gathering is working, and I figured I would show some charts.

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