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[OmniOS-discuss] The Future of OmniOS

The Future of OmniOS

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Was wird die Zukunft von OmniOS bringen? Offensichtlich wird es für OmniOD kritisch. Nexenta Stor und viele andere Firmen setzen auf auf Illumos also wird es mit ZFS Storage Lösungen weiter gehen.

Sollte man vieleicht auf SmartOS oder Nexenta Community gehen? Oder gar das Orginal, Solaris pur? – stay tuned 😉


Wie lange läuft ein ZFS Storagesystem?

Wie lange läuft ein ZFS Storagesystem? Hier ein Livesystem;

user@hostname> uname -a
SunOS hostname 5.8 Generic_108528-07 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-2

user@hostname> uptime
  1:10pm  up 5241 day(s),  3:54,  1 user,  load average: 0.01, 0.01, 0.01

user@hostname> psrinfo -v
Status of processor 0 as of: 09/16/16 13:11:49
  Processor has been on-line since 05/12/02 09:15:42.
  The sparcv9 processor operates at 200 MHz,
        and has a sparcv9 floating point processor.
Status of processor 1 as of: 09/16/16 13:11:49
  Processor has been on-line since 05/12/02 09:15:47.
  The sparcv9 processor operates at 200 MHz,
        and has a sparcv9 floating point processor.

user@hostname> prtconf -vp | grep Mem
Memory size: 512 Megabytes

Dank an reddit:

Deleting with ZFS

Why are deletions slow?

  • Deleting a file requires a several steps. The file metadata must be marked as ‚deleted‘, and eventually it must be reclaimed so the space can be reused. ZFS is a ‚log structured filesystem‘ which performs best if you only ever create things, never delete them. The log structure means that if you delete something, there’s a gap in the log and so other data must be rearranged (defragmented) to fill the gap. This is invisible to the user but generally slow.
  • The changes must be made in such a way that if power were to fail partway through, the filesystem remains consistent. Often, this means waiting until the disk confirms that data really is on the media; for an SSD, that can take a long time (hundreds of milliseconds). The net effect of this is that there is a lot more bookkeeping (i.e. disk I/O operations).
  • All of the changes are small. Instead of reading, writing and erasing whole flash blocks (or cylinders for a magnetic disk) you need to modify a little bit of one. To do this, the hardware must read in a whole block or cylinder, modify it in memory, then write it out to the media again. This takes a long time.

What can be done?

zfs create -o compression=on -o exec=on -o setuid=off zroot/tmp ; 

chmod 1777 /zroot/tmp ; 

zfs set mountpoint=/tmp zroot/tmp

copy to /zroot/tmp

zfs delete zroot/tmp


ZFS send und receive with nc

ZFS send & receive is a great feature and a good solution for remote backup. How to receive and then(!) send zfs snapshots?

Here is my codesnippet;

root@local:~# nc 22553 | zfs receive -vd vol1
root@remoteserver:~# zfs send vol2/services/datastore_l@1 | nc -l -p 22553

works fine with OmniOS and Openindiana;

OmniOS r151018 SMB issue

Wenn man SMB produktiv mit OmniOS benutzt, dann könnte man auf folgendes Issue stoßen.

Wenn man auf das OmniOS SMB Share speichern will, mit „Speichern unter“, dann kommt es zum einfrieren der Aktion. Das betrifft beliebige Dateiengrößen.

Zwischen der OmniOS Version r151016-r151018 gabe es ein Paket, welches dieses Problem reingebracht hat. Also downgraden oder man kann das Problem lösen indem man den opslock disabled:

svccfg -s network/smb/server setprop smbd/oplock_enable=false

opslock ist Opportunistic Locking und bezieht sich auf das Sperren von Dateizugriffen, wenn mehrere auf eine Datei zugreifen.

opslock könnte man auch auf der Windows-Seite verändern (Registry), das macht aber nicht so viel Sinn.

napp-it supports HA Cluster RFS-1

RFS-1, a provider for ZFS-HA (good known and experienced with HA-Cluster nexentastor), supports OmniOS and other ZFS derivatives.



Now napp-it can manage the RFS-1 High Availability-Cluster Plugin.

Offical announcement @napp-it website:

napp-it 16.08 pro edition
 Appliance security supports RSF-1 ports 1195 and 8020
 Comstar: create and delete raw LU
 new main menu HA Cluster with RSF-1 cluster settrings
  napp-it Pro: Support for RSF-1 Cluster

Link to napp-it changelog

Greate article about IOPS by Nexenta

Nexenta blog has published a greate article about IOPS. The keyquestion is: what can i expect from my storagesystem. The article also compares 128K and 4K Blocksize and shows how this affects IOPS.

Three Dimensions of Storage Sizing & Design – Part 3: Speed

Koorperation mit napp-it

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Wir kooperieren mit Napp-it! *freu* 😀

Aus Schwäbisch Gmünd hat ein geniales Produkt die ZFS Welt aufgerüttelt. Das Management eines ZFS Storage Servers wird extrem vereinfacht und hebt die gesamte Storage Lösung auf eine neue Ebene.

Wir sind jetzt auf der napp-it Seite im Bereich Consulting gelistet und wollen Napp-it, OmniOS und uns dieses Jahr mit einer Kampagne vorwärts bringen!

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Screenshot napp-it management GUI

What is a TM? And where should i store it?

Computer-assisted translation, (CAT) is a form of language translation in which a human translator uses computer software to support and facilitate the translation process.

The translator has access to a database of already translated sentences. Source text and its corresponding translation is stored in a so called translation memory.

Here is an example:

Proj-164-323 DE-EN-GB_de-DE_en-GB.sdltm : size 182MB

All the TMs have to be stored and represent the value add of a translation agency.

To enable fast, flexible and secure distribution of TMs for translators we use a Software defined Storage Solution (OpenSDS) => OmniOS & Napp-it.

OmniOS with Napp-IT is a greate alternative to enterprise SDS solutions like NexentaStor (nevertheless, both have there usecases).

OmniOS is a burnig flame

OmniOS is a greate operating system. Illumos based (like nexentastor 😉 ) and free.

ZFS and KVM inside and easy to use. But how should i use it?

In my case OmniOS is my SDS OS for my ESXi Enviroment 😉

vmware datastore nfs esx

vmware datastore nfs esx

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