Nexenta is a Unix-based storage appliance operating system centered around the ZFS filesystem.

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Upgrade Nexenta to Solaris Express?

I've had a NAS built on Nextenta that has worked great for a while. However, I'm looking to upgrade the NAS to run Solaris Express 11 as it's better support by my company's IT department, as well as ...
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Nexenta can not read the pool label/ error 5 on import root pool

I have a home Nexenta Store CE server and after shutting it down to move it it will not boot up anymore. It turns on and detects all 7 drives ( 6 data drives plus 1 smaller OS drive) then it gives me ...
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Why is Nexentastor so slow - especially to delete files

I am running a Nexentastor server with the follow specs: dual core (core2duo) cpu 4GB of ram 1x 160GB SATA2 drive for the OS 6x 1.5TB Drives Sata2 drives in a RaidZ1 copying files is fine, fairly ...
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How can I mount JFS (not zfs) on Nexenta (or Solaris)?

How can I mount a JFS (not ZFS) filesystem on Nexenta (or Solaris)?
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Nexenta/OpenSolaris filer kernel panic/crash

I've an x4540 Sun storage server running NexentaStor Enterprise. It's serving NFS over 10GbE CX4 for several VMWare vSphere hosts. There are 30 virtual machines running. For the past few weeks, I've ...
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Debug Nexenta/OpenSolaris core files?

I have a Sun x4540 that was recently converted to NexentaStor Enterprise Edition from an earlier OpenSolaris. The system disks were wiped and the zpools were exported and reimported. I'm hosting ...
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NFS IO priority on ZFS/Solaris

I've got a Nexenta/ZFS NAS that I'm using as an NFS backing store for a small VMware vSphere farm. At the moment I have 9x1TB disks all mirrored (last disk is configured as a write log device). The ...
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Finding the bottleneck in Nexenta?

I built a Nexentastor server (free edition) and I am having serious disk performance issues. This same box had FreeNAS on it before and it was much much faster. Here are the specs: Dual core E6600 ...
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Nexenta After the Death of OpenSolaris

We are thinking of evaluating Nexenta for a Tier 2 storage solution. It looks great, but I have doubts over its future after the demise of OpenSolaris. I know that Nexenta uses an OpenSolaris kernel ...
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Nexenta under KVM?

I have an Ubuntu Server running KVM. I'd like to get the benefits of ZFS so I was thinking of installing a virtual machine under KVM running Nexenta (or NexentaStor), allowing that virtual machine to ...
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ZFS - how to partition SSD for ZIL or L2ARC use?

I'm working with a Sun x4540 unit with two pools and newly-installed ZIL (OCZ Vertex 2 Pro) and L2ARC (Intel X25-M) devices. Since I need to keep these two pools in the near-term, I'd like to know how ...
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How do I login to Nexenta in Expert Mode?

When I login to the a Nexenta machine via SSH I have to type the following commands: nmc@nexenta:/$ option expert_mode=1 nmc@nexenta:/$ !bash You are about to enter the Unix ("raw") shell and ...
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How would I create multiple VLAN interfaces on a 802.1Q and LACP trunked network connection on Solaris?

I've got a Solaris (Nexenta) NAS box that I'm trying to create multiple VLAN subinterfaces for. Currently, I've got an LACP aggregated link set up on the 10.13.111.0/26 network to my switch (Cisco ...
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ZFS - destroying deduplicated zvol or data set stalls the server. How to recover?

I'm using Nexentastor on a secondary storage server running on an HP ProLiant DL180 G6 with 12 Midline (7200 RPM) SAS drives. The system has an E5620 CPU and 8GB RAM. There is no ZIL or L2ARC device. ...
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Server OS for hosting virtual servers with ZFS?

I'm looking to build a small business server with the goal of having it do little more than hosting a few virtual servers on it. The virtual servers will be running Linux. Originally I thought about ...
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Disk names in Solaris 10 for ZFS: SAS WWN instead of c0t0d0

I currently have a server running Solaris 10u9 with a SAS enclosure (Dell PowerVault MD1000) filled with SATA disks attached to an SAS card (LSI 3801E). It happily recognizes the 15 disks in the ...
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new Nexentastor installation - can't run bonnie

I am new to Nexenta but so far I am liking it. I want to use it to replace Freenas for the ZFS advancements. Anyways I am noticing sort of bad performance with CIFS (30-50MB/s) so I figured I would ...
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Solaris Fibre Channel target - Configure QLogic QLA2340

I'm currently trying to set up a small storage system as a fibre channel target. This is for testing, so I'm currently using Solaris (Nexenta) and a QLogic QLA2340 HBA. For some reason, the qlc and ...
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When to Use Nexenta or OpenFiler or GlusterFS

I am not an expert in storage solution and I ma eager to understand the big picture when choosing Storage OS like when we choose to Nexentastor or OpenFiler or GlusterFS Those three apps are only the ...
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NexentaStor - Access web console from different subnets

I'm trying to access the NexentaStor web console via port 2000 from a different subnet than the system's main IP address. In my situation, this is either over a VPN or to access a remote Nexenta ...
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Sendmail in Nexenta core 3.0.1

I'm trying to setup sendmail in Nexenta core 3.0.1 (Solaris based OS). All I want is to be able to send emails from that host - like notifications about failures, cron jobs output etc. Initially ...
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JBOD SAS adapter for Solaris/Nexenta on Dell PowerEdge 2950?

Given: One or more available Dell PowerEdge 2950 servers The desire to deploy ZFS iSCSI storage using Nexenta or Solaris ZFS uses software RAID Dell's PERC 5 RAID controllers do not support JBOD ...
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scalable storage solution using ZFS: OSOL / Nexenta?

some one commented that ZFS is not a distibuted file system and thus more suitable for storage from a box than a cluster. is it possible to start small as NAS with Nexenta / opensolaris and scale up ...
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how-to: ZFS design and cache tuning : ARC, ZIL

storage system in consideration from below h/w lying idle: 6 x 300GB 10K SAS; 2 X 146 GB 15K SAS; 12GB DDR2 RAM; Xeon CPU 2.5Ghz two 1GB NIC ports 1 - DLink 1GB ethernet switch (1000/100 MB) 8-port ...
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How can I rate limit/packet shape/traffic shape on Solaris

I have an TCP server application running on a Nexenta NCP 3 box. I would like to limit how much outgoing bandwidth it can use. Is it possible in Solaris to rate limit an application like I can in ...
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Advantage of using nexenta vs. OpenSolaris

I am currently building a NAS for about 24 TB of storage. Video files, slow access, long term storage. No performance issues. I am currently undecided between buying a JBOD case and installing ...
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Anybody have experience with using Nexenta? [closed]

I'm evaluating the Nexenta platform to hopefully one day replace our legacy file servers. I would primarily use it as a CIFS server in an Active Directory environment. Anyone out there have any ...
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Nexenta/OpenSolaris server reboots endlessly after upgrading NCP 2.0rc2 to NCP 3.0a4

I've got a working NexentaCore Platform 2.0rc2 (OpenSolaris b104) machine, which I'm trying to bring up-to-date using apt-clone upgrade --- NCP 3.0a4 (OpenSolaris b124). The upgrade process appears ...