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ZFS, SuperMicro, ESXi passthrough, CrashPlan and other links

Posted by jpluimers on 2016/01/11

Some great blog entries to read:



All of the above are somehow related to the Superserver SYS-5028D-TNT4.

When looking at some pictures from the above posts, then an M1015 HBA should be perfect for ZFS (lots of results for ESXi M1015 HBA PCI VMDirectPath IO pass through, and they still seem to be the way to go for ZFS).

There might be a need for extra cooling; for some ideas: Cooling for m1015 Raid Card – [H]ard|Forum

Below are other ServerRAID OEM possibilities supporting 8 internal devices (chipset in parentheses) via:

12 Gbps adapters:

  • EUR ~180: ServeRAID N2215 (SAS3008)
    • EUR ~300: LSI 9300-8i (LSI00344)
  • EUR ~200: ServeRAID M5120 (SAS3008)
  • ServeRAID M5210e (SAS3008)

6 Gbps adapters:

3 Gbps adapters:

  • ServeRAID MR10i (SAS1078)
  • ServeRAID BR10i (SAS1068e)
  • ServeRAID BR10il v2 (SAS1068e)


2 Responses to “ZFS, SuperMicro, ESXi passthrough, CrashPlan and other links”

  1. tonysanv said

    That automated Google translation is killing me, LMFAO. I think I’ll put translations on my blog myself.

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