The Little R620 that Could – 40TB ZFS/ESXi in 1U!? Part 1
Oct21

The Little R620 that Could – 40TB ZFS/ESXi in 1U!? Part 1

Check out this article where we build a 1U box capable of housing 40TB worth of storage while also serving as a serious ESXi host!

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832 TB – ZFS on Linux – Configuring Storage: Part 3
Sep19

832 TB – ZFS on Linux – Configuring Storage: Part 3

Probably one of the more technical blog entries I’ve made, this one guides you through setting up the “ZFS” portion of “ZFS on Linux”

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832 TB – ZFS on Linux – Setting Up Ubuntu: Part 2
Aug23

832 TB – ZFS on Linux – Setting Up Ubuntu: Part 2

As you’ve probably guessed, this post is going to cover installing the OS in the case of my ZFS on Linux build(s).  This is heavily subjective.  There are right and wrong ways of doing things, but there is also a ton of “yeah, that’ll work” in the middle.  There are Linux admins out there who, first things first, will change the terminal colors, unify UIDs and GIDs across multiple systems, create aliases for...

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832 TB – ZFS on Linux – Project “Cheap and Deep”: Part 1
Aug03

832 TB – ZFS on Linux – Project “Cheap and Deep”: Part 1

Sometimes you just need a ton of storage capacity – in this post I share a ZFS build I’ve been working on!

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vRealize LogInsight 4 – Part 2: Deploying – Single or First Node
May15

vRealize LogInsight 4 – Part 2: Deploying – Single or First Node

In Part 2 of my LogInsight 4 series, we configure a single or first node as well as vSphere integrations!

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DIY SAN/NAS – fast, reliable, shared storage, with FreeNAS and switchless 10 Gbps! (Part 2)
Mar23

DIY SAN/NAS – fast, reliable, shared storage, with FreeNAS and switchless 10 Gbps! (Part 2)

It’s been a while, but here is my Part 2 of my DIY SAN/NAS build featuring the Dell R510 and FreeNAS!

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