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OpenSolaris/Solaris 11 Express/ESXi : BYO Home NAS for Media and backup images etc

Discussion in 'Storage & Backup' started by davros123, Dec 14, 2009.

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    davros123

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    My bad, it was 200TB and yes, it was a Samsung 840 Pro 256GB SSD :)
    197TB written to my 240GB Samsung Pro SSD

    It still showed as good...but esxi vm's which were on the same ssd were playing up/corrupted so I never trusted it after that.
     
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    Hmm, interesting. Maybe it could have been more of a SATA cable/bus/PSU issue? Usually something gets marked down in SMART if it's actually corrupting stuff.
     
  3. gea

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    update
    I have added some 10GbE tuning tests on Solaris and OmniOS 151017 as they are
    optimized with their default settings to 1G networks.

    With some tunings (see my base tuning settings) I achieved a performance boost of
    20-30% with SMB 2.1 and the in ZFS embedded kernelbased SMB server from Sun/Oracle.

    Performance is now up to 700 MB/s-900 MB/s on 10G Base-T Ethernet

    added infos to
    http://napp-it.org/doc/downloads/performance_smb2.pdf
     
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    nice results Gea.

    will take a look.

    Some good detail there and great to see that for single user 4-8GB is fine for 10Gb.
     
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    OmniOS 151018 stable

    Info
    OmniOS 151018 stable is available

    Main advantage: many improvements regarding SMB2, see http://napp-it.org/doc/downloads/performance_smb2.pdf and ReleaseNotes/r151018

    I am working on preconfigured images for a napp-it ZFS storage server
    beginning with the SuperMicro Boards X11-SS where you cannot install OmniOS from USB sticks.

    The ready to use images are cloned with CloneZilla. You can also use this method for backup and disaster recovery, see http://www.napp-it.org/doc/downloads/napp-it.pdf
     
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    Storage server build examples

    I have uploaded some storage server build examples based on newer mainboards http://www.napp-it.org/doc/downloads/napp-it_build_examples.pdf

    Attention
    Some of the newer boards have a 10G Intel X550 onboard.
    This nic is currently not supported but Illumos/OmniOS/OpenIndiana drivers are on the way.
     
  7. gea

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    news about napp-it

    Buginfo to all PoeF encrypted pool users

    There is a bug that can lead to a non importable encrypted pool
    Please update napp-it, thanks to Chris who discovered the bug

    Napp-it.08 dev contains a new feature: Appliance Map
    these are editable maps of all slots and the disk within with an option
    to add remarks, see http://www.napp-it.org/doc/downloads/napp-it.pdf chapter 22
     
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  8. gea

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    Open-ZFS Developer Summit 2016

    There are videos available at http://open-zfs.org/wiki/Main_Page
    with infos about the state of

    - ZFS native encryption (filesystem property not on underlying disks)
    - faster Sequential Resilvering

    They are in Oracle Solaris but Open-ZFS lacks these features at the moment.
    Oracle Solaris is yet the fastest and most feature rich ZFS server but the difference will become lower.
     
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    Is anyone still able to download napp-it as per the instructions?

    I'm attempting to install it via wget as per the manual but get

    wget -o www.napp-it.org/nappit | perl
    wget: missing URL

    I'm looking to do a rebuild after having constant network drop outs.
     
  10. DavidRa

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    I suspect that should be:

    Code:
    wget -O - http://www.napp-it.org/nappit | perl
    I can retrieve the file correctly with that approach.
     
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    Wow how embarrassing. It seems I cant read.

    thanks for your assistance.
     
  12. gea

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    OmniOS 151020 stable is out

    info

    OmniOS 151020 stable is out
    https://omnios.omniti.com/wiki.php/ReleaseNotes/r151020

    new.

    NVMe 1.1 driver
    Linux LX container support (from SmartOS, beta)

    USB3 support for Illumos (OmniOS, OI, SmartOS) on the way
    https://www.mail-archive.com/omnios-discuss@lists.omniti.com/msg07158.html

    On updates, care about the move of Illumos from SunSSH to to OpenSSH
    https://omnios.omniti.com/wiki.php/Upgrade_to_r151020


    napp-it 16.11.dev
    From this release on I will remove support for older browsers to simplify the GUI code
    first step: menu is css only with simple ul lists. (If you intend to modify the UI)
    http://napp-it.org/downloads/changelog_en.html
     
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    Oracle rumours

    https://www.thelayoff.com/t/KBEVoB1

    Sun was the most innovative IT firm years ago with the best engineers and concepts.
    Seems that many of their superiour ideas survive only because they were opensourced by Sun like ZFS, dtrace, the zones, the Linux container concept or servicemanagement and adopted by others. The Solaris OS with included projects like the ZFS integrated NFS/SMB/iSCSI services, Comstar or Crossbow may survive also only because the OpenSource fork Illumos as the successor of OpenSolaris that may become now the "real" Solaris.

    Only rumours at the moment, but Oracle seems the worst what could happen to Sun and others who were bought by Oracle. More or less the Adobe project. Buy it and stop it as a possible competitor??
     
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    Info from OmniTi (OmniOS)

    If you are user of LTS (r151014) or Stable (r151020), please "pkg update" and be ready for a new BE and a reboot.

    Included in this update are:

    - bge fixes on HP Gen9 systems
    - MSI-X for NVMe is disable on VMware (where MSI-X is a problem)
    - mmap() now properly modifies a file's timestamps in ZFS.
    - Default NFS server threads are now increased.
    - i40e now uses multiple receive and transmit rings
    - One mpt_sas panic bugfix

    The install media has been updated too, as the bge fix will help HP Gen9 users. Install media pointers can be found here:

    https://omnios.omniti.com/wiki.php/Installation

    and for OmniOS bloody:

    Because I'm experimenting with Kayak-for-ISO, I want to have fresh illumos-omnios bits (esp. Loader itself) on the public server. I've just pushed new packages (full build) out to the bloody repo. Update highlights include:

    - AIO improvements in LX
    - Some loader bugfixes
    - blkdev fixes for devices with blksize > 512 bytes.
    - illumos 7777 "Expose xdf minor nodes when in PV-HVM mode" fix from Delphix. We are taking this pre-integration because of its potential to help the new Kayak-based ISO installer.

    I will not be cutting traditional install media, given I'm getting closer on the Kayak-for-ISO front. Existing users should "pkg update". New users should either install the old bits and upgrade, or take their chances on the WIP Kayak-for-ISO installer.

    Watch this space for an updated Kayak-for-ISO, which will at least have a controlling-terminal fix in it (so you can do job control on shells, AND invoke format(1M) w/o it complaining about /dev/tty).


    Happy updating!
    Dan
     
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    Hi helpful people!

    Any ideas how to compile unrar for solaris 11.3? Can't seem to get the makefile edited to get a functioning version.
     
  18. grs1961

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    Um, what's wrong with the one in /bin/unrar?

    I am going to presume that you want to build for x86 rather than SPARC, using tha RARlab source.

    I built it using the OpenCSW g++ after this change:
    Code:
    # Solaris using GCC (optimized for UltraSPARC 1 CPU)
    CXX=g++
    #CXXFLAGS=-O3 -mcpu=v9 -mtune=ultrasparc -m32
    CXXFLAGS=-O3 -m32
    DEFINES=-D_FILE_OFFSET_BITS=64 -D_LARGEFILE_SOURCE
    STRIP=/usr/ccs/bin/strip
    AR=/usr/ccs/bin/ar
    DESTDIR=/usr
    Then I built it as a 64-bit program, after changing -m32 to -m64, but had to add CXXFLAGS to the $(LINK) line.

    It's not a proper makefile, it's the sort of thing I would expect the work experience monkey to come up with.

    EDIT: To use Developer Studio 12.5 CC you need to update some system libraries, see here:https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E60778_01/html/E60743/gouaw.html

    I don't have a SPARC 11.3 box with any compilers on it to hand, in case you are trying to build on SPARC.
     
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    Awesome thanks for the assistance. You gave me the clues I needed to fix it.

    As it turns out if you use gmake instead of make it just works!

    The only other thing in the makefile I would suggest changing is

    install-unrar:
    install -o unrar $(DESTDIR)/bin/unrar


    The -D flag doesn't exist in Solaris and replacing with -o will keep the old version just in case it all goes wrong.
     
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