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  1. Minimal, wow. I recall reading somewhere that it required 16GB RAM.
  2. Thanks. Does Fusion require a lot of resources?
  3. Where are you running NexentaFusion? From what I've seen, it has to be run on some separate system or in a VM like vCenter. Wasn't sure if this setup provided some other way of running it because the article is written to make it seem like it's turnkey.
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    iXsystems TrueNAS Reviews?

    Who's your reseller?
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    iXsystems TrueNAS Reviews?

    Who said I declined to investigate? I just said my original question was about something else.
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    iXsystems TrueNAS Reviews?

    I think that's what I must have seen before. "Performance Tuning".
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    iXsystems TrueNAS Reviews?

    That's interesting because TrueNAS supports clustering & FreeNAS does not, at least from within the GUI. I have also read that TrueNAS had extra tuning done tailored to SAN performance (more aggressive settings due to improved hardware & environment).
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    iXsystems TrueNAS Reviews?

    Compression, checksumming, unlimited snapshots, etc, etc. Too many features to list. I want ZFS because I know ZFS & ZFS doesn't lock me into storage. The initial price point of EMC & NetApp is not too bad in some cases, agreed. It's the support contracts that get you. Like I said before twice, no thanks. Not interested in 3PAR or Dell Compellent or anything else like that either. Performance goals? Something ideal for running about 20 VMs. Fully plan on taking advantage of SSD cache ZIL/L2ARC. Capacity? 20TB raw should do it Plan right now is to share storage out to a Proxmox Cluster via NFS. Not touching iSCSI. The original post was simply "Anyone had any experience using iXsystems TrueNAS, specifically in a clustered configuration?". That's still the question.
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    iXsystems TrueNAS Reviews?

    Under $50k. I won't go with EMC or NetApp. They are overpriced & not without their problems. I've been there. ZFS all the way.
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    iXsystems TrueNAS Reviews?

    Never heard of Tegile either. Netgear ReadyNAS uses ZFS? Isn't that Linux? I'd pick FreeBSD over Linux for ZFS.
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    iXsystems TrueNAS Reviews?

    Never heard of it. Looks Windows based. I've heard that TrueNAS is not the same feature-wise as FreeNAS. That TrueNAS is tweaked for enterprise SAN use already & engineered more towards production VM storage. FreeNAS is more for home or SMB NAS use.
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    iXsystems TrueNAS Reviews?

    I'm coming from a long Nexenta history (I have used it in prod), but the latest "feel" in the Solaris world is not very good in my opinion so I want to consider other options. I want ZFS in a commercially supported platform that is cluster-able. I don't know of any other "turnkey" appliances other than Nexenta or TrueNAS. EMC, no. Netapp is too expensive. Want to stay with ZFS. Won't touch Oracle with a 10' stick.
  13. Anyone had any experience using iXsystems TrueNAS, specifically in a clustered configuration? Not really seeing any reviews one way or the other & they seem like a pretty good company from what I can see, so just asking around.