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    Best NAS appliance for Vmware

    I'm looking to create a storage appliance on VMware that isn't too fiddly to set up. I've set up freeNAS and that's just fine and I was wondering about peoples experiences with openfiler. A Couple of bonus features I'm interested in are an easy way to zero out the free space so I can reclaim space on thin provisioned disks and deduplication.
    Does anyone have any experience with setting up a cluster on openfiler? Is it fiddly or pretty intuitive without any nasty surprises?
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    Re: Best NAS appliance for Vmware

    A while ago while waiting for a SAN to arrive I setup Openfilter and used it as an iSCSI NAS for an ESX host. Setting it up was easy, I used this guide.

    It worked very well, performance was OK but I only had a couple of VM's running at the time so I can't comment on how well it'll scale.

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    Re: Best NAS appliance for Vmware

    I've not done any openfiler clustering but its pretty easy to set up - last time I used it I dont think it auto zero'd or deduped though.

    what does support dedupe is Nexenta community edition. its pretty hardcore but a good system.
    http://www.nexentastor.org/projects/...mmunityEdition
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