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ZFS support in Linux appliance?

Postby danswartz » Mon May 06, 2019 5:55 pm

So when I was dabbling with the linux VSA, I noticed that the ZFS repository is present. You can't (apparently) actually install zfs, because it is a alternative kernel (4.10?). It would be a plus, IMO, if you supported ZFS. Aside from the checksumming protection, I found (when I had my dozen or so home lab VMs on a ZFS pool with transparent lz4 compression) that I was getting about 50% compression. This translates directly into fewer IOPS required.
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Re: ZFS support in Linux appliance?

Postby Oleg(staff) » Tue May 07, 2019 9:55 am

We are working on adding zfs to StarWind VSAN for vSphere, but this option is still under development.
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Re: ZFS support in Linux appliance?

Postby danswartz » Tue May 07, 2019 12:39 pm

Sweet!
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Re: ZFS support in Linux appliance?

Postby Boris (staff) » Tue May 07, 2019 1:37 pm

Once ZFS is supported, you will definitely learn this at https://www.starwindsoftware.com/releas ... re-vsphere
Just be sure to check that from time to time.
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Re: ZFS support in Linux appliance?

Postby danswartz » Tue May 07, 2019 8:51 pm

Will do, thanks! I'm curious whether you intend to go with block LUN (e.g. zvol) or file based LUN (e.g. a file on a dataset, which you then share out via iSCSI). I ask because zvol I/O on ZFS on Linux has been quite underperforming, relative to file based I/O.
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Re: ZFS support in Linux appliance?

Postby Boris (staff) » Wed May 08, 2019 3:01 pm

More details will be available later.
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Re: ZFS support in Linux appliance?

Postby goldserve » Tue Mar 31, 2020 5:49 am

Almost a year now. Any updates?
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Re: ZFS support in Linux appliance?

Postby yaroslav (staff) » Tue Mar 31, 2020 8:08 am

Thanks for your question.
And, that's perfect timing! We should roll out the build that finally supports ZFS this or next week. Quite a big event...
There's going to be a webinar on ZFS on Thursday https://www.starwindsoftware.com/discov ... astructure. Hope to see you there!
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Re: ZFS support in Linux appliance?

Postby goldserve » Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:34 am

Great! I missed the webinar but i don't see any announcements on the web so i'll patiently wait.
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Re: ZFS support in Linux appliance?

Postby yaroslav (staff) » Tue Apr 07, 2020 5:55 am

goldserve,

Still working on it -___-. Sorry for the delay.
Stay tuned. Hope it will be rolled out soon.

P.S. The webinar should be added here https://www.starwindsoftware.com/resour ... pe/videos/ soon.
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