We’re cooking with gas over the next two weeks, making performance contrasts using similar resource build-outs of:
- FreeNAS (0.7 nightly build)
- OpenFiler 2.3
- NexentaStor (1.1.5 dev)
- SunStorage (VSA)
All configured as VSA’s under ESXi with pass-thru access to local attached storage. Why do this? ESX provides some supervisory analysis that makes quick lab analysis easy. Also, VSA storage is a 2009 killer-app and absolutely necessary for targeted micro-deployments.
These are not indepth storage studys, but an out-of-the-box analysis of what to expect and where to spend your time=money. Stay tuned…